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Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased By Healthy Habits, Study Finds

Dr. Michael Lauer, a cardiologist who is the deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health and was not involved in the analysis, called the study impressive. Its subjects were from four large studies, yet the results were consistent and convincing, even though the populations were quite varied.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Apparently no one mentioned in the article has ever heard of epigenetics, which is how lifestyle affects the expression of your genes. The biggest predictor of heart disease is not genetics, but diet-induced inflammation. That type of inflammation is readily reduced by diet and exercise.

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