Peripheral arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the tissues outside the heart. As you age, your arteries become stiffer and thicker. In addition, risk factors, such as smoking and high cholesterol, can damage the artery lining. This allows a buildup of fat and other materials (plaque) to form within the artery walls. The buildup of plaque […]
You’ve probably heard that people with diabetes are at risk for multiple health complications, including cardiovascular disease. As it turns out, cardiovascular disease is especially common among people with diabetes: The majority of people with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop it. Although most people have heard of cardiovascular disease, few understand exactly what […]
Living with diabetes can be a challenge. Researchers are always looking for new ways to help people with the disease. Some strategies focus on new medicines or forms of insulin.
Healthy snacks are a part of managing diabetes, and it’s best to avoid the vending machine, says the American Diabetes Association.
Many people eat too many salty foods, and kids are no exception. Parents can set the stage for better adult habits by putting limits on salty foods right from the start.
Millions of people diagnosed with heart disease enjoy active, satisfying lives.
You can’t yet take a pill to prevent type 2 diabetes. But you have the next best thing: exercise. And you don’t need to spend a lot of time at the gym. In fact, a recent study suggests just a 15-minute walk after every meal may help protect you against the disease.
Salads don’t have to be bland to be nutritious. At the same time, it’s easy to overdo calories and fats when adding ingredients to your greens.
Plaque that builds up in arteries reduces blood flow and makes arteries more rigid — a condition known as atherosclerosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids may improve your heart health and help you ward off heart disease.