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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease

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Coronary heart disease has long been the number one killer in this country, and for decades, we have been told about five basic risk factors: elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. But the truth is that heart disease is much more complex-- with close to 400 risk factors!

In this innovative guide, Dr. Mark Houston helps readers discover th
Published February 6th 2012 by Grand Central Life & Style (first published January 1st 2012)
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Great supplement protocols, for improving cardiovascular health. Great info, on all risk factors not just "traditional". Still stuck on the antiquated notion that saturated fat increases risk, which there is little evidence for if one avoids refined, high glycemic load, nutrient striped carbohydrates . The exercise program lacks individualization, which is to be expected with a general book written to the masses. Despite this limitation the exercise program is better than the vast majority of th ...more
Very through and in easy to understand terms. Appreciate that key factors are often repeated in different sections; including multiple appendixes.
Most interesting passage, to me at least, was where Dr. Houston suggests exercise is not about burning calories. That is simply a side effect. The real story is about hormones and how different exercises affect these hormones. Short answer: running for an hour is bad and lifting weights, particularly full body participation is very good. Further, in order to burn fat, you must build muscle. Can't build muscle (and in fact you burn muscle) doing long, steady cardio.
Exellent...takes in the newest research about the inflammation process...give alternatives the old standby, pat answers that are not ALL wrong, but adds much needed new exercise supplements etc.
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