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The Power Of Simple Life Changes To Prevent Heart Disease

More impressive was the reduction in coronary events - heart attacks, bypass procedures and death from cardiovascular causes - at every level of risk. Those with a favorable lifestyle, compared with those with an unfavorable lifestyle, had a 45 percent reduction in coronary events among those at low genetic risk, a 47 percent reduction among those with intermediate genetic risk, and a 46 percent reduction among those at high genetic risk.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Lifestyle changes sound so low-tech until you realize they also cause epigenetic changes in the way that genes are expressed. However, those epigenetic changes induced by lifestyle are short-lived meaning that they have to be maintained to overcome a poor genetic background.

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