Monday, March 7, 2011

About Heart Health Center: Is Being A Little Overweight Really OK? The BMI Controversy.

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From Richard N. Fogoros, M.D., your Guide to Heart Health Center
This week: Is being a little bit overweight really OK? And: Mitral stenosis.

Is Being A Little Overweight Really OK? The BMI Controversy.
Recently, conflicting news reports - and conflicting science - have given mixed messages on whether being a "little" overweight is a significant risk factor, or actually healthy. The confusion... Read more

Mitral Stenosis
Mitral stenosis is relatively uncommon heart valve abnormality that can cause significant cardiac problems if it is not treated appropriately. In mitral stenosis, the mitral valve becomes thickened... Read more

Heart Disease Risk In Women
Last week, the American Heart Association released a new set of guidelines on preventing heart disease in women. The guidelines deliver two important messages. First, cardiovascular disease is every bit... Read more

Reducing your risk for heart disease
We can greatly reduce our risk of developing many types of heart disease by changing our behavior. Here are methods for lowering our chances of developing heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders.


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