Monday, October 10, 2016
Want to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke? Laugh, Eat Chocolate and Floss
Vascular disease may be hiding in the walls of your arteries. Many people do not know they have plaque in their arteries until it is too late. Fifty percent of people who die from a heart attack had no idea they had vascular disease.
The standard of care for cardiovascular disease prevention is based on a risk factor model rather than a disease treatment model. The standard of care uses a formula based approach that looks at risk factors such as age, gender, cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking status and places each person in a risk category, assigning a percentage of heart attack risk over a 10-year period. It is kind of like a gamble – a best-guess scenario.
Read about Bradley Bale and Amy Doneen’s different approach at http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/health-answers/lauging-chocolate-flossing-tips-for-preventing-heart-attack-and-stroke/.
Posted by Bob at 6:47 PM