California Doctor Shares Helpful Heart Health Tips

By Emma Peters

Cardiovascular disease claims 850,000 lives in the U.S. each year, and is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Nebraska Medicine analyzed studies which found that genetics play a role in a lot of heart health situations. In coronary artery disease (CAD), for example, studies suggest that 50% of one’s risk for developing CAD is set at birth by your genetic makeup, with the other 50% determined by lifestyle. Despite these numbers, there are practical lifestyle changes which can dramatically lower risk for heart disease, for those who are both genetically predisposed and for those who are not. In this article, we will explore ways to maintain heart health backed by the advice of a licensed and board-certified doctor, Dr. Michael Del Junco.

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