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Is There a Heart Disease Gene?

Think that heart disease risk is mostly genetic? You're not alone: A 2013 Cleveland Clinic survey found that many Americans believe that there's a gene that causes heart disease, and that people who have this gene are more likely to get the disease.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The key risk factor for heart disease never mentioned in the article is inflammation.  The best test for measuring inflammation is the AA/EPA ratio.  If it is less than 3, your likelihood of a heart attack is low.  The average AA/EPA ratio in Americans is about 18, meaning their likelihood of a heart attack is great.

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