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8 Things You Never Knew About Heart Disease

Sometimes ignorance is bliss (there are calories in wine?)-but not when it comes to heart disease. Only about half of women recognize heart disease as the number-one killer of women, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One possible explanation: Many women still don't know exactly what heart disease is or what it looks like.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The important thing you never knew about heart disease was never mentioned in this article.  That is the level of inflammation as measured by the AA/EPA ratio.  If the ratio is low (between 1.5 and 3), you likelihood of a heart attack is dramatically lower since your inflammation is reduced and your resolution is increased.  Unfortunately, the average AA/EPA ratio in Americans is 18.

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