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Why Your Heart Disease Risk Might Be Lower Than You Think

For decades, doctors have relied on the undisputed champion of heart disease risk assessment: the Framingham Risk Score. It emerged from a massive study of heart disease risk factors in more than 5,000 men and women and pointed out advanced age, being male, smoking, having diabetes, high total cholesterol, low levels of good cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

What a great marketing tool; a calculator that overestimates your likelihood of getting heart disease.  It’s almost as if the statin companies designed for increasing sales.

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