Spotlight On Health : Heart Health

The results appear to be true even for men already at risk heart disease, including those being treated for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Researchers estimate that even at-risk individuals who adopt this type of healthy life style, incorporating all five habits can reduce the likelihood of a heart related event by as much as 60 percent.

It should be noted that previous studies conducted in women have already shown that healthy lifestyles lower the risk of heart-related problems and death from heart disease. This study shows that for middle and older age men, it is never too late to change.

SOURCE: Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, July 2006.

Taking control of your life has never been more of an option. One of our featured texts, Cholesterol Down, by Dr. Janet Brill, is a great start to clarify the diet issues related to a healthy heart. If you look at the statistics in this article, you should start to feel a bit more up beat about how you and you alone can literally change your future health. Review all of the books in this month’s section on Heart Disease. Each one adds something extra to help you save your life and others. Make sure your family and friends know about

God Bless,
Dr. Benzinger