Vitamin E no magic pill for heart problems
Vitamin E supplements did not work any better than a placebo in preventing cardiovascular complications and death among 9,500 high-risk patients in a 4.5-year study done at Hamilton General Hospital in Canada. If you have risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a history of smoking or heart disease, the best advice is still regular exercise, a low-fat diet and medications prescribed by your doctor.
How to read a restaurant menu
There is no Nutritional Facts label on the food you order when you're dining out, but the menu often provides enough information for you to make healthy, low-fat choices. Look for words like baked, boiled, broiled, grilled, marinara, poached and steamed. You know you should avoid foods that are creamed, fried or sauteed, but you should also avoid foods described as alfredo, au gratin, bisque or breaded.