Tag Archives: heart health

Inactive Lifestyles Hurt Heart Health

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
April 9, 2019

Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans and costs the country about $200 billion each year.[1][2] Many of these deaths could be prevented if people simply exercised more. One in four Americans sits for more than eight hours each day.[3] Less than a quarter meet the federal exercise guidelines.[4] Plenty of research shows that inactive […]

For a healthy heart, get rid of trans fats

By Satesh Bidaisee, Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, St. George's University
September 4, 2018

Every year, more than 17 million people die from cardiovascular disease. Trans fats are a major cause of this heart disease epidemic.[1] These fats are found in snacks, frozen foods, and fried treats. They make food taste delicious. But they’re terrible for our bodies.[2]  Health officials and doctors must educate patients about the dangers of […]