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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

As you may remember, last week I wrote a blog called 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You. In that blog, I invited readers to ask any cardiology questions they had—and I’ll be answering all of them in future blog posts. Today, I wanted to answer a question asked by Melanie. She wrote,…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

If you've read my recent posts about cholesterol, you probably have some questions. The biggest one may be, "Doc, if cholesterol isn't dangerous, then what heart risk factors should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing…

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Could Losing Weight Work as Well as a Statin?

As you know, I’ve found that inflammation—not cholesterol—is the real smoking gun in heart disease. Recently, a team of researchers, including the doctor who first linked heart disease to inflammation, has shown that weight loss in overweight or obese individuals reduces inflammation.…

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Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

For years, I've been informing people about the benefits of fish and fish oils such as: * reducing silent inflammation; * lowering C-reactive protein in the blood; * preventing sudden death; * prevention of all causes of mortality, including cancer; * easing depression; * stabilizing coronary…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

Many people, including some doctors and holistic health professionals still think cholesterol is the main cause of coronary artery disease, but they’re wrong. So, you ask, if cholesterol is not the main culprit for the development of CAD, what is? Inflammation has been identified as playing a…

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Signs & Symptoms That You Could Have a Heart Attack Next Month

In all of my years of practicing cardiology, I’ve seen many women whose heart disease symptoms went undetected—until they landed in the hospital. Believe it or not, those were the lucky ones. Doctors often miss the signs and symptoms of heart disease in women because they’re different than…

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