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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…mentioned earlier is the real culprit in heart disease. That's why with men who have a history of a heart attack, a bypass or stent, an angioplasty, or low HDL cholesterol, a statin can be lifesaving. But for many others, the harmful statin side effects far outweigh the benefits. * Saturated Fats Are Heart…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…Paul Ridker, who led the Women’s Health Study, approximately 25 percent of the US population has elevated C-reactive protein levels, but normal to low HDL and LDL cholesterol levels. This means that millions of Americans may be unaware that they are at increased risk for future cardiovascular problems…

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4 Heart Risk Factors That Affect More Women Than Men

…receptors to be more efficient. * Low HDL Cholesterol: Women have a higher risk for heart disease than men if they have low levels of HDL cholesterol (under 35 mg/dL). For men, high levels of LDL present a greater risk, but for women, research indicates that a low HDL, not a high LDL, is the more significant…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…or a pins and needles sensation. In fact, most people can’t tolerate doses over 500 mg of short-acting niacin. * For those with high Lp(a) and low HDL cholesterol, I’ve had good success with short-acting niacin. My recommendation is that you start with 250 mg of short-acting niacin three times daily…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…if you are overweight, you have a higher propensity for developing insulin resistance. Many with insulin resistance also have high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglycerides, the typical metabolic trio of insulin resistance. So, if you are overweight or have insulin resistance,…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…definitely see a cardiologist. You want to discuss your family history and request screenings for the following risk factors that tend to run in families: low HDL cholesterol, high Lp(a) cholesterol, serum ferritin, homocysteine, and fibrinogen. * If you have heart symptoms, such as chest pain, syncope (unexplained…

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