Heart Disease Risk Factors

The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…them are part of traditional lipid panels. Now it's your turn: Have you had your heart risk factors tested? You May Also Be Interested In * Heart Function Tests to Assess Heart Disease Risk * Preventing Heart Disease, Despite Bad Genes

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

disease, it’s not enough to just treat your disease. You need to focus on your overall health as well. There are a number of conditions that don’t seem on the surface to have much of a relationship with heart disease at all, yet they can significantly increase your risk. The Heart Disease Risk Factors

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High HDL Levels Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

…the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and how to prevent it, as well as the heart brain-connection. This latest finding about HDL just reiterates that a heart healthy lifestyle can optimize your brain health as well. While Alzheimer’s is considered an aging-related disease like heart disease, neither…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…need be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested In: * Broken Hearts Increase Heart Disease Risk Factors * Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

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Inflammation and Heart Disease Risk

…heart?” That’s an important question since the inflammation and heart disease connection is well documented, and more 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…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…prime risk factor for heart disease. Smoke damages the heart and blood vessels and increases the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It can also cause sludgy, inflamed blood. In fact, even light or occasional smoking or inhaling secondhand smoke can contribute to heart disease. Plus…

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What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?

…five times the risk of developing coronary artery disease and four times the risk of having a heart attack or stroke compared with subjects with the lowest levels. C-reactive protein predicted risk of these events in women who appeared to have no other pertinent heart risk factors. In the study, researchers…

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Skipping Breakfast Puts Your Heart at Risk

…body stores fat, leading to more fat storage around the middle. All of these are major risk factors for heart disease and warning signs that diabetes could soon develop. Skipping breakfast puts your heart at risk in so many ways. In fact, the researchers found that those participants who were accustomed…

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Belly Fat Increases Cardiac Risk Factors

We’re used to thinking of obesity as a cardiac risk factor, and it is. But now, a new study shows that being slim with belly fat ups your heart attack risk factors more than obesity. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic looked at the BMI (body mass index) and waist-to-hip ratio of 12,785 adults, with a…

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Can a Flu Vaccine Stop Heart Disease?

…prevent heart disease. In fact, these new findings which were released by the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress says that a flu shot can reduce the risk of a major cardiac event by 50% and cardiac death by 40%. While these findings may appear positive on the surface, I wouldn’t use heart protection…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…and have significant risk factors or if you have any suspicious symptoms even in the absence of risk factors, get an evaluation—demand it! If you have a family history of heart disease, you want to be twice as aggressive. Women who have a family history of early heart disease (occurring in immediate…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…carries oxygen to our cells. Without it, we couldn’t survive. However, research suggests that iron overload, or hemachromatosis, is a risk factor of heart disease. Hemachromatosis is an acquired or heredi?tary defect of iron metabolism in which excess iron is deposited in tissues and not available…

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How My Journey with CoQ10 Led Me to Question Cholesterol

heart “attacked” them. Convinced, I studied psychotherapy techniques and offered workshops in the 1990s to help people begin to understand behavioral risk factors for heart disease, like pent up anger and heartbreak. Back then, as now, I also followed a multi-pronged approach for preventing heart

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Alzheimer's Disease Touches All of Us

risk factors and do as much as you can to limit them. Yes, dementia touches all of us. If it affects yours, we'd love to learn some helpful pointers from you, too. Now it's your turn: Has dementia touched your family? You May Also Be Interested In * Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone * The Heart-…

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