I couldn't agree more. I had bypass surgery at age 32 and the prognosis was that I wouldn't make age 40. I couldn't change my parents or my genetics. But I could institute healthier lifestyle habits. Today I'm 34 years post-bypass. Lifestyle changes do work!View Thread
Metabolic Syndrome is one of the most significant cardiac risk factors found in Americans. Its profle is
a low HDL number (below 40 for men and 50 for women); triglycerides over 150; waist size 35 inches and above for women and 40 inches and above for men; blood pressure 130/85 or greater; fasting glucose of 100 or greater,
Each of the above is a cardiac risk factor, but in combination they are a lethal threat to heart health. The fact that Metabolic Syndrome risk can be lowered by eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, whole grains and fish is great news.View Thread
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