Top Ten Tips to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Eighty-six million Americans — more than one in three adults — have a disorder that greatly increases their risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Although this disorder, prediabetes, can easily be detected with a blood test covered by almost all health plans, 90% of those with this extremely common blood sugar abnormality are unaware of their peril, …

BaleDoneen Study Reveals Easy Way to Lower Heart Attack Risk in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Globally, nearly 500 million people have type 2 diabetes, the world’s fastest growing chronic disease. Patients with diabetes have the same heart attack risk as non-diabetic people who have already suffered a heart attack. More than 75% of diabetic patients ultimately die from coronary heart disease (CHD). These frightening facts highlight the urgency of aggressively managing cardiovascular (CV) risk factors …

75 Million Americans Don’t Know They Have This Heart Attack & Stroke Risk

About 84 million Americans — more than one in three adults — have a disorder that greatly increases their risk for two potentially lethal diseases: type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer of men and women, often from heart attacks and strokes. Although this disorder, prediabetes, can easily be detected with a blood test covered by almost …

A Dangerous Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk You Can Diagnose Yourself

Eighty-five percent of Americans have never heard of metabolic syndrome or don’t know it’s a cluster of risk factors for heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes, a national health survey reported. And of the nearly 250,000 people polled, only 0.6% thought they had this pre-diabetic condition themselves. While that may make it sound as if metabolic syndrome is very …

Important News from Dr. Amy: Celebrity Heart Disease Deaths

Could They Have Been Prevented? Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Thicke, Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michael, Gary Shandling–these shining stars all worked tirelessly to enrich our culture with their acting, singing, writing, activism and theater. Although most of us do not share the same career path as these celebrities, we are all vulnerable to the same disease that claimed their …

The Hidden Cause of Most Heart Attacks

It’s very common for people to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes soon after they’ve suffered a heart attack. While patients often chalk this double whammy up to bad luck, believing they’ve been hit with two seemingly unrelated disorders at once, there is actually a strong link between insulin resistance (IR)–the disorder that leads to type 2 diabetes–and heart attack …

Which Is Worse for Your Heart: Saturated Fat or Sugar?

For 50 years, saturated fat–found in meat, butter, cheese, and many baked goods and fried foods–has been demonized as the no. 1 dietary villain in cardiovascular disease (CVD). Yet decades of research show that sugar is actually even worse for the heart than saturated fat. In fact, a diet high in sugar triples risk for fatal CVD, according to a …

The Surprising Link Between Autoimmune Diseases and Heart Attack Risk

Just about everyone has been shocked to hear about a fit, seemingly healthy person who died suddenly from a heart attack in his or her early 40s. Such tragedies are devastating for families who have lost a loved one–and scary for the person’s friends and coworkers, who wonder how someone who appeared to be in perfect health could fall victim …

For Vibrant Heart Health, Eat the Rainbow

Did you know that eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables can have amazing benefits, including lowering your risk for heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and several forms of cancer? What’s more, eating certain vegetables may be linked to better memory and longer life, recent studies suggest. Yet fewer than one in ten adults eat the recommended …