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The new rating system shows that eating the right amount of vegetables can lower your risk of heart disease by nearly 20%. Westend61/Getty Images

How unhealthy is red meat? And how beneficial is it to eat vegetables? A new rating system could help you cut through the health guidelines

Health guidelines can feel contradictory and hard to interpret. But a new star rating system should help consumers and policymakers better parse the evidence behind health risks and outcomes.
Consuming an ample supply of fresh fruits and vegetables is still a tried and true way of getting vitamins and minerals and achieving lasting health benefits. PeopleImages/iStock via Getty Images Plus

An expert panel has recommended against taking vitamin E or beta carotene supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease – here’s why

Despite the popular belief that vitamin E and beta carotene supplements help prevent heart disease and cancer, the latest research suggests they do not – but the supplements do have potential risks.
For at least three decades, studies have shown that Latinos have better heart health than other people, but new research calls that into question. The Good Brigade/DigitalVision via Getty Images

No, Latinos don’t actually have less heart disease – a new large study refutes the longstanding ‘Latino paradox’

It has long puzzled researchers why Latinos seem to have lower rates of heart disease than their non-Latino counterparts, even though they have higher risk factors for heart disease.
Researchers are working to tease apart how various alcohol types contribute to weight gain and disease risk. pixhook/E+ via Getty Images

Beer and spirits have more detrimental effects on the waistline and on cardiovascular disease risk than red or white wine

Research has been inconclusive on the degree to which drinking alcohol leads to the growth of harmful fat. But a new study suggests that beer and spirits are far bigger culprits than wine.
Cardiac rehab is an outpatient chronic disease management program covering exercise, diet, lifestyle and psychosocial elements in hour-long sessions about twice per week over several months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cardiac rehab for heart patients saves lives and money, so why isn’t it used more?

Cardiac rehabilitation is a low-cost approach with proven benefits for heart patients, that drastically lowers future cardiac risks. So why do only 10 to 25 per cent of heart patients access it?
Shane Warne celebrates during a match at the MCG in December 2006. AAP One/Julian Smith

Concerned about your risk of a heart attack? Here are 5 ways to improve your heart health

Shane Warne’s untimely death from a suspected heart attack has prompted some people to consider their own heart health and what improvements they can make.
How many X chromosomes you have can affect your health. John M Lund Photography Inc/Digital Vision via Getty Images

The sex of your cells matters when it comes to heart disease

A one-size-fits-all approach may not be best for treating cardiovascular disease. Taking sex chromosomes into account could make for more effective and equitable care.

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