What Do Those Heart Test Scores Mean?

Heart Tests: The Sinatra Smart Zone Scores

Undergoing the right combination of tests for heart disease to evaluate your risk is key to maintaining optimal heart health. But once you’ve had those heart tests, particularly your blood workups, you need to know what your scores mean in terms of your heart disease risk. In this article on the Dr. Sinatra website is a summary of the heart tests likely to be part of your blood workups, along with suggested optimum scores, which he refers to as the Sinatra Smart Zone.

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Alzheimer’s Disease—Yes, It’s Preventable!

Good read from the Mercola website.

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  • An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and an estimated 600,000 more may suffer from an often misdiagnosed subtype called “hippocampal sparing” Alzheimer’s
  • Since there’s no conventional cure, the issue of prevention is absolutely critical if you want to avoid becoming an Alzheimer’s statistic. Evidence points to lifestyle factors, primarily diet, as the driving forces of dementia
  • Fat avoidance and carbohydrate overconsumption are at the heart of the Alzheimer’s epidemic
  • Risk of Alzheimer’s is doubled in type 2 diabetics. Alzheimer’s has even been dubbed “type 3 diabetes,” as the disease involves a lack of brain-produced insulin
  • Heart disease also increases your risk of dementia, as arterial stiffness is associated with the buildup of beta-amyloid plaque in your brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease

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‘Fat but fit’ a gross exaggeration, says new study

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Medical research has previously suggested that obesity can have little impact on a person’s chances of contracting various harmful diseases if they are otherwise medically healthy. However, the latest research, which tracked obese but “metabolically healthy” people, found that they continued to be at higher risk of developing diabetes and heart-related diseases later in life.

Dr Rishi Caleyachetty, who led the research, said the new research indicates that health professionals need to change their approach to obesity cases.”This is the largest prospective study of the association between metabolically health obesity and cardiovascular disease events.

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