Heart Disease

The risk of dying from heart disease increased exponentially with the amount of added sugars consumed

Sugar consumption linked to heart disease death risk

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Excessive consumption of added sugars in drinks, snacks and sweets is associated with an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a major US review published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Is butter really so bad for you?

Cardiologist aims to bust saturated fat ‘myth’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Advice to cut saturated fat has actually increased cardiovascular risk – and high fat dairy and red meat have been unfairly demonised, claims cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in the British Medical Journal.

Study links sugary drink consumption with women’s heart disease risk

Study links sugary drink consumption with women’s heart disease risk

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Women who drink two or more sugary beverages a day may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease – regardless of body weight, according to new research due to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions on Wednesday.

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

Foods with artificial trans fats should be considered adulterated

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

There is a pile of evidence linking artificial trans fats with heart disease, so why is it still in our food? It’s time to get real and recognize that artificial trans fat is an adulterant with no place in the global food supply.

General Mills Cheerios cereal is a drug, says FDA

General Mills Cheerios cereal is a drug, says FDA

By Lorraine Heller

General Mills has been told to change the marketing of its popular Cheerios whole grain cereal, as the health claims it currently uses classify it as an unapproved drug.

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