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Heart attack survivors should already be taking omega-3 fish oil supplements—but heart failure patients would also be helped if they started taking them, the latest official advice on heart health states.
The exercise bike is one of the standard tests for assessing heart health, but it's so inaccurate that nearly half the people who end up having surgery don't need it.
Going on a fast every few months could be one of the best things you can do for your health. It reduces many of the risk factors for heart disease and lowers signs of inflammation, which can be the forerunner of a range of chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes.
Forget the 10,000-steps-a-day rule—walking 3,000 steps in 30 minutes could be enough, especially if you have congestive heart failure and you want to improve your chances of a long life.
If high cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease (which it doesn’t), what does? The real culprit could be air pollution—from cars and industrial processes—as a major new study from China suggests.