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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…-dopa (for Parkinson’s)—you should be tested. My Sinatra Smart Zone recommendation for an optimal homocysteine level is less than 9 umol/L. Interleukin-6 is important because it stimulates the liver to produce CRP. And in addition to heart disease, we are learning that this cytokine has a strong association…

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"New" Heart Risk Factors

The last years of the twentieth century gave rise to a new set of heart risk factors that I call toxic blood indicators: * C-reactive protein, * interleukin-6, * homocysteine, * fibrinogen, * lipoprotein (a) or Lp(a), and * ferritin (iron). These blood elements are helping to explain why people with “normal”…

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