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Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased By Healthy Habits, Study Finds

Is genetics destiny when it comes to heart disease? A new analysis of data from more than 55,000 people provides an answer. It finds that by living right - by not smoking, by exercising moderately and by eating a healthy diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and grains - people can tamp down even the worst genetic risk.

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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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