By Sarah Klein
Every February, organizations like the American Heart Association, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC team up for American Heart Month to remind us that heart disease is stillthe number one cause of death in the United States.
If you already exercise regularly, eat a nutritious diet full of heart-healthy foods and keep stress levels in check, you’re on the right path toward a tip-top ticker. But there’s always more research evolving to teach us more details about what keeps a heart healthy for life. Here’s a look at some of the most surprising, uplifting and promising results that surfaced since the last American Heart Month.
Just last week, a large study published in the British Medical Journal found no link between eating fried foods and an increased risk of heart disease. However, (and this is a big however) the study was conducted in Spain, a country that lives and breathes by the Mediterranean diet, and predominantly fries foods in olive or sunflower oil.