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Does Angioplasty Work?

Does angioplasty work? It's a common fix for chest pain and clogged arteries.

The plaques within arteries that trigger the vast majority of heart attacks do not significantly impede blood flow. In fact, an angiogram report would likely describe them as plaque build-up that is “insignificant” or “nonobstructive,” or “minimal atherosclerosis.”

The Truth About Saturated Fat

Get the Truth About Saturated Fat From Real Health Experts

When it comes to food and its effects on your health, don’t rely on the latest headline-grabbers in the media. Rely instead on the real health experts, like the 12 reviewers of this recent paper in Circulation. They’re actually focused on your health, and your health alone.

The Healthiest Hearts On Earth

Many pre-industrial cultures have the healthiest hearts and lowest LDL cholesterol levels.

The Tsimane people in the Amazon rain forest of Bolivia have recently been found to have the lowest reported levels of heart disease of any population examined to date. Their diet is radically different from industrialized society. Nearly three-quarters of their calories come from carbohydrates, but they’re whole, straight-from-the-earth carbohydrates.

Video: How Not To Die
| Dr. Michael Greger M.D. at Pritikin

This short 4-minute video contains highlights from Dr. Greger’s lecture at Pritikin. To watch the full one-hour video, click through to our YouTube channel below. Dr. Michael Greger’s familiarity with Pritikin started at a young age when his grandmother decided to pay us a visit and that visit saved her life. Dr. Greger has since…

Do You Have Masked Hypertension?

Masked Hypertension

Masked hypertension poses the same dangers that any diagnosis of hypertension has, including increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, dementia, and early death.

How Not To Die From a Heart Attack | Videos

How Not To Die from a Heart Attack

Dr. Michael Greger’s familiarity with Pritikin started at a young age, when his grandmother decided to pay the Pritikin Longevity Center a visit. That visit saved her life. Dr. Greger has since become a champion of a plant-based diet.

Swollen Feet and Heart Failure | Lifestyle Remedies

Swollen Feet Risk Heart Failure

“Typically, reducing salt intake and eating healthier foods, which we teach at the Pritikin Longevity Center, can reduce fluid retention not only in the feet and ankles but also in the lungs. In fact, many people with heart failure who begin living Pritikin-style no longer need their diuretic pills,” notes Dr, Jay Kenney, PhD, RD, nutrition researcher and educator at Pritikin.

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