Help Your Heart! (Cardiovascular Disease)

Cardiovascular Disease, the cause of heart attacks and strokes, is our leading killer!

You can do something about it!

The modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease include:

  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Smoking.
  • Eating a diet high in fat and/or sugar.
  • Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High LDL (the “bad”) cholesterol.
  • High blood sugar.

Cardiovascular disease is REVERSIBLE if you get your total cholesterol down to around 150, without using statin drugs, but with a plant-based diet!

Work through Dr. Greger’s series on Heart Disease!

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See also:

Bring Down Your Blood Pressure

Lower Your Lipids

Scholarly Articles:

Diet, lifestyle, and the etiology of coronary artery disease: the Cornell China study

“Fishing” for the Origins of the “Eskimos and Heart Disease” Story: Facts or Wishful Thinking?

Mortality in vegetarians and non-vegetarians: a collaborative analysis of 8300 deaths among 76,000 men and women in five prospective studies.

German Vegan Study: Diet, Life-Style Factors, and Cardiovascular Risk Profile

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If you have any questions, please contact us!

Lifestyle Medicine


Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio 

and the surrounding region!



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