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How to Help Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

How to Help Prevent Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

A large study involving over 3 million people revealed that eating meat just 2-4 times a month showed a significant increase in the risk of developing abdominal aorta aneurysms. Powerful dietary behaviors associated with the reduction of abdominal aneurysms include minimizing or eliminating animal products, not smoking, and maximizing our consumption of fruits & vegetables....

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Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Desirable Cholesterol Numbers

Unfortunately, most physicians today still consider a "normal cholesterol" level to be under 200 mg/dl. The average American's cholesterol is 210-220. However, Dr. John Mcdougall points out, "This level predicts a 50% chance of premature death from strokes or heart attacks due to atherosclerosis. A rise in cholesterol level from 200 mg/dl to 260 mg/dl...

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Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol

Genetics and Lowering Cholesterol

Although an individual may have a genetic weakness for high cholesterol and it runs in their family, a plant-based diet is capable of lowering cholesterol to an acceptable level. Dr. Joel Fuhrman uses a nutrient-dense, vegetable based plan to reverse heart disease and lower cholesterol in his patients. Dr. Fuhrman emphasizes that, "Nutrition is such...

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Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction

Statin Drugs and Cholesterol Reduction

Heart disease has become our nation's number one killer, with coronary heart disease being the most common type of heart disease, causing more than 385,000 deaths per year. This results in a heart attack occurring within every 30-40 seconds. Having a high cholesterol level is one of the main risk factors contributing to heart disease....

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Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol

Starch-Smart® Diet Lowers Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an organic chemical substance resembling a waxy fat which is manufactured by our body's cells, but predominantly made in our liver. It is an essential component of cell membranes and is also important in the formation of male and female hormones, bile acids, and vitamin D. Although cholesterol is a vital component in...

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