Why Lifestyle Trumps Genetics in Maintaining Cariovascular Health


Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Science Daily. It’s called Lifestyle, Not Genetics, Explains Most Premature Heart DIsease.

In it, Dr Joao A. Sousa of Funchal Hospital offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

Our study provides strong evidence that people with a family history of premature heart disease should adopt healthy lifestyles, since their poor behaviours may be a greater contributor to heart disease than their genetics. That means quit smoking, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, and get blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.

To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

Read the source article at ScienceDaily