Outliving Heart Disease

Outliving Heart Disease

The 10 New Rules for Prevention and Treatment

Book - 2006
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Beginning with a discussion on latest medical advancements, this volume is divided into ten chapters, each setting out a rule for outliving heart disease. Complete with resource lists and personal anecdotes, this is the most up-to-date volume on understanding, preventing, and treating heart disease.
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781557045942
1557045941
Branch Call Number: 616.1205
Characteristics: xvi, 286 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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fletchmo
Feb 18, 2010

some key points:
people living traditional hunter gather lifestyles tend towards an Ldl in blood of 50 to 70 mg/dl--author wonders if we all should aim for this...at this level, ath plaques do decrease.
(until recently the mainstream med target has been around 100 to 130? mg/dl)

my question: since death from all causes seems to rise for persons with 'very low cholesterol' (?check this) does this mean that persons who go very low from a very high reading are forced to use their oxidized ldl as building blocks--would there be a time limited period of body stress that would be worth going through or would the body have to use this gunk indefinitely?

another key idea in the book:
people with the lowest incidence of 'cardiac events' including death, tend to be the ones that do 3000 calories worth of exercise every week--the equivilant of 30 miles walked or jogged per week. that is alot!
but even a small amount of exercise gives huge benefits in this regard

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