Michael Lim http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heart-health-when-should-medicine-be-prescribed-lower-cholesterol <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/07/243730263/fda-moves-to-phase-out-remaining-trans-fats-in-food-supply" target="_blank">The FDA's proposed ban on trans fats</a> and <a href="http://www.cardiosource.org/News-Media/In-Depth-Coverage/Prevention-Guidelines.aspx" target="_blank">new heart disease prevention guidelines</a> jointly released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have stirred up debate over best practices to improve heart health.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 31975 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-cardiologist-nutritionist-weigh-amas-classification-obesity-disease <p>Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.html?_r=0">American Medical Association voted to re-classify obesity as a disease rather than a conditio</a>n. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html">one-third of adults in the United States are obese</a>. Combine those two facts, and it can now be said that one in three Americans are ill, all with the same disease.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:31:04 +0000 Camille Phillips 28817 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Cardiologist, Nutritionist Weigh In On The AMA's Classification Of Obesity As A Disease