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C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

…resulting from trauma or infection (including pneumonia, herpes, chlamydia, and possibly even a viral infection that simulates a cold). A simple blood test is as accurate as cholesterol and homocysteine screening in pre?dicting a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. For more information on heart…

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How to Knock Out Diabetes Before It Develops

…in record numbers. How do you know if you’re at risk? If you suspect your blood sugar is going up, ask your doctor to order a hemoglobin A1C blood test, which is like doing three months of finger stick tests, all at one time. If your HbA1C is above 5.9 it’s an early warning sign that you could…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…significant than cholesterol levels, and a factor underlying most other diseases, as well. Inflammation and Heart Disease * Have your doctor request a blood test to measure your level of C-reactive protein (CRP). This is your body’s key inflammatory marker. While the overall numbers may vary according to…

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"New" Heart Risk Factors

…disease, and more than two of them can produce an increase in risk of heart disease. Fortunately, these heart risk factors can be detected with a blood test, and most are extremely responsive to good cardiovascular nutrition, nutritional supplements, and other healthy lifestyle changes. For more information…

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The Best Homocysteine Level for Cardiac Health

…potentially neurotoxic sulfites. If you suspect you may have a homocysteine abnormality, ask your doctor to order a homocysteine test (it’s a simple blood test) that will confirm your homocysteine level. An optimal homocysteine level is 7–10 umol/L, and anything outside of that range should be addressed…

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A New Weapon To Fight Heart Disease

…resulting from trauma or infection (including pneumonia, herpes, chlamydia, and possibly even a viral infection that simulates a cold). A simple blood test is as accurate as cholesterol and homocysteine screening in predicting a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. Once you have this test done…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…(inflammation) puts you at twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular-related problems as those with high cholesterol. Your doctor can order a CRP blood test, and while results may vary by lab you generally want a reading below one. Now it’s your turn: Has your doctor tested your inflammation levels?

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