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Here are the top five best vitamin and mineral supplements to help prevent heart disease.
When I talk about heart disease, I like to mention that it’s preventable. Your environment, much more than your genes, is a key factor in this top killer—and by environment, I mean what you eat, what you don’t eat, if you exercise, smoke, drink, the stress you incur, and so on. In fact, most of the risk factors associated with heart disease can be changed. You need to:
February is heart month, so woo your heart with easy but essential acts of love.
What are the best vitamin and mineral supplements with a proven track record for strengthening the heart? How important is exercise? How about sleep? Is it possible to manage arterial plaque? We’ve picked the top seven best things you can do right now to strengthen and love your heart. We’re continuing with number four today. Check last week’s blog if you missed the first four.
New regulations for statin use increase the number of people who can be prescribed statins.
Oh, what a surprise. According to a recent story in The Washington Post, “Millions more Americans could end up taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs under new recommendations.” These new recommendations, set forth and supported by both the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, have determined that the number of Americans eligible for statin use will double from 36 million to 72 million. If you detect a touch of sarcasm in my tone, you detect right.
Like it or not, high cholesterol leads to heart disease. In fact, high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and the higher your cholesterol, the greater the chance of developing atherosclerosis, fatty deposits formed from cholesterol that collect in the arteries and restrict blood flow. According to the American Heart Association, “As blood cholesterol rises, so does risk of coronary heart disease.” 1