Why Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t Actually So Bad for You

Kirstie Alley announced that she dropped 50 pounds—which is a story we’ve heard before. But a recent study suggests that losing weight at all (even if you gain it back) may reduce your risk for a common condition.

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How the Timing of Your First Period May Affect Your Heart Disease Risk

The timing of a woman’s first period may be linked to her later risk of heart disease, British researchers report.

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Most Doctors Aren’t Discussing Sex With Heart Attack Survivors

After suffering cardiac arrest, Karen Englert recalled that her doctors freely dispensed advice about not lifting milk jugs, not driving, not showering — but nothing about resuming sex with her husband, Jeff.

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BPA in Canned Goods May Raise Your Blood Pressure, Study Says

Eating food from cans lined with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could raise your blood pressure, a new study suggests. BPA previously has been linked to a variety of ills, including heart problems and developmental problems in children.

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Obesity Can Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Says

The heart disease and diabetes that often accompany obesity may rob people of almost a decade of life and close to two decades of a healthy life, Canadian researchers report.

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Feeling Burned Out Can Up Your Risk for Heart Disease

Otherwise healthy people on the verge of burning out are more likely to develop heart disease, according to new research.

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Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Not Be as Accurate as You Think

A small new study raises more questions about the accuracy of home blood-pressure monitoring devices.

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If You Do Gain Weight, Polyunsaturated Fats May Prevent Some Damage

Fatty foods can definitely put on the pounds, but those made with polyunsaturated oil may be safer for your heart than if they’re made with saturated fats like butter, a small study suggests.

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Desk Job? Even Short Walks Can Offset Damage From Sitting

Taking really short but frequent walks can counteract the harm caused by sitting for long periods of time, a new study suggests.

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Low-Carb Diet May Beat Low-Fat for Weight Loss and Heart Health

For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.

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