Both genetic and lifestyle factors contribute to an individual’s risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). In an analysis of three prospective cohort studies, researchers found those with the highest genetic risk experienced a 91% higher risk for CAD. However, if they followed three or more healthy lifestyle habits their risk dropped by 46% compared with those who had one or fewer healthy lifestyle habits! The four healthy lifestyle habits were not smoking, no obesity, regular physical activity, and a wholesome diet.
LifeTip: A healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce inherited cardiac risk. Watch “Reverse Heart Disease Naturally” with Dr. David DeRose for more recommendations.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com