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Heart Smart

A healthy heart is a happy heart and we are here to help! From delicious recipes to surprising facts about cholesterol, we have all the tools you need to ensure a smart and strong heart without depriving yourself of all the foods you love.

9 Surprising Heart Attack Risks

Here we outline nine factors that may put people at risk specifically for heart attack, not just heart disease. This lists reinforces the idea that the heart can be put at risk by more factors than the dietary fat, obesity, and smoking that share the majority of the blame.
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Low good cholesterol

A study of nearly 7,000 people led by a researcher at Indiana University analyzed the relationship between HDL, or good cholesterol, and major coronary events. The study concluded that low HDL was the third strongest predictor of coronary events, after prior heart disease and age.

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