If you have heart failure or have recently had a heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a beneficial addition to your medicine cabinet. Taking these supplements might slightly reduce your risk of dying of heart disease, according to a March 2017 scientific advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA) published in Circulation. Supplementing with omega-3s might also help to modestly lower the chances of hospitalization if you have heart failure.
Regular exercise is good for your heart. It's a refrain often heard, but not always heeded. Now comes word that having your doctor measure your aerobic fitness level is as essential as taking your pulse when determining your heart health.
Since the 1980s, statins have been the medication of choice for lowering elevated levels of LDL cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart attack. Generally the drugs are safe and effective. For some patients, however, thatís not the case: Their LDL levels remain stubbornly high or they develop intolerable side effects
If you snack impulsively, eat at unusual times, or chow down before bedtime, chew on this: Irregular eating can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure.