Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

Saturated Fat (cholesterol) Theory of Heart Disease Began With Ancel Keys

According to the “Heart of the Matter,” American physiologist Ancel Benjamin Keys can be credited with originating and cementing the saturated fat/cholesterol theory of heart disease. In the 1950’s, Keys produced research that showed perfect correlations between cardiovascular disease and the dietary consumption of fat in several prominent Western countries. But, there was a problem […]

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Mechanisms by which insomnia or poor sleep affects the heart health include hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysregulation, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, abnormal modulation of the autonomic nervous system, increased atherogenesis and increased systemic inflammation Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which may help explain why lack of sleep […]

Increase Your Health Span

Increase Your Health Span

Maybe The Key hindrance to extended health span is the process of atherosclerosis, the hardening of your arteries, the #1 cause of heart disease. Ivor Cummins is a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem-solving. On his website, TheFatEmperor.com,  he offers guidance on how to decode science […]

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and a Key reason why may be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the most optimistic enjoyed higher quality sleep, hinting at the importance of a positive outlook in getting a good night’s rest. While […]