Making sense of fats

Making sense of fats

Not all fats are created equal. When you’re scanning nutrition labels, you may try to limit your intake of fat. But avoiding fat may leave your diet lacking in the types of fat that are actually good for you. How are you supposed to know what foods contain...
A user’s guide to cholesterol

A user’s guide to cholesterol

Maybe your doctor has told you that your cholesterol’s too high. Or you’ve seen commercials on TV for high cholesterol medications. But how much do you actually know about cholesterol? Well, first things first: Cholesterol isn’t a bad thing. Cholesterol, a type of...
When your heart beats to a different drum

When your heart beats to a different drum

Usually a heart beats at just the right tempo. But sometimes it can beat too fast, too slow or simply out of rhythm — a condition called arrhythmia. How much do you know about arrhythmia? Read on as Harish Manyam, M.D., director of cardiovascular research and director...