What's the best way to lower cholesterol?

This topic contains 3 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Koushik Reddy 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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     John Thomas 
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    I have heart disease and high cholesterol. With a family history of heart disease and high cholesterol, am I destined to follow down the same path?

    #3018
     Steven Lome 
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    That is a great question! Remember this, genetics may load the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger. You are not destined to have heart disease even if it runs in your family if you do the right thing. See the Genetics and Heart Disease article.

    Follow the HeartStrong.com program for “Plant Perfect” and you should be just fine! Good luck and feel free to ask more questions!

    Note: This is for general nutrition and lifestyle advice only. Ask your doctor about your specific situation.

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     Carolyn Scharff 
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    Hi there, thanks for sharing the post.

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     Koushik Reddy 
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    Last October, while delivering his presidential address at the annual meeting, the President of the American Heart Association had a heart attack and underwent emergency coronary intervention. He explained that his risk is ‘genetic.” Over the past couple of years, we have accumulated large bodies of data that strongly suggest the power of lifestyle and healthy eating. Even in the setting of high genetic risk, the clinical event rate can be lowered by as much as 50% with healthy eating and lifestyle choices. So, DNA is not destiny. Even if our fate is written in DNA, it is written in pencil. As the famous saying goes, it frequently is our dinner not the DNA.

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