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What About My Cholesterol Level?

July 18th, 2008 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , , , ,

Many of us have been incited to concern, even fear,  about cholesterol levels.  There has been an enormous media and medical push to reduce cholesterol levels in the past two decades. 

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Updates in Women’s Cardiovascular Health

May 16th, 2008 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , , , , ,

written for NDNR (www.ndnr.com) and published Feb 2008 Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the U.S. The World Health Organization estimates that 17.5 million people died of CVD in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Of these, 7.6 million were due to coronary heart disease and 5.7 million were due […]

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New Fitness Guidelines for a Healthy Heart

October 31st, 2007 · Naturopathic News · , , , ,

The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association have released new guidelines for physical activity that recommend that healthy adults ages 18 to 65 exercise a minimum of five days per week in order to promote health and prevent disease.

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New Info for Women on Testing Triglycerides

October 23rd, 2007 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , , , ,

Abnormal lipids (fats) in the blood are considered one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death.  Conventional wisdom has been to evaluate blood lipids after abstaining from food for 12 hours.

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Hyper Tension

September 25th, 2001 · Dr. Kane's Articles · ,

Hypertension is defined as a repeated blood pressure (BP) reading of greater than 150/90 mm Hg (mercury). There are two types of hypertension: primary (aka essential or idiopathic, which means no particular cause can be identified) and secondary, which means due to some definable cause such as kidney failure or atherosclerosis. About 89% of cases […]

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Cholesterol

September 25th, 2001 · Dr. Kane's Articles · , ,

The standard definition of high cholesterol is having an excess of cholesterol in the blood, usually more than 200 mg/dl, although many doctors are now citing 180 mg/dl as the maximum of the reference range. The reason you have “high cholesterol” is probably because you have eaten too much saturated fat (from animals) over the […]

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Fats

September 22nd, 2001 · Dr. Kane's Articles · ,

Fats, or lipids, are essential to good health. Fats serve as a concentrated source of energy. Each gram of fat supplies 9 calories, whereas protein and carbohydrate supplies 4 calories each per gram. Fatty tissue in the body helps to hold the organs and nerves in place and protects them against traumatic injury. The layer […]

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