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Angella
11th September 2012, 10:04 PM
You’ve probably heard that heart disease is THE number one cause of death in industrialized nations today. More specifically, heart attacks and strokes, respectively, are the first and third leading cause of death in American today.


And while a lot of people are concerned about things like cancer, heart disease kills more people every year than all the different types of cancers combined.


In fact, in 2008, the CDC reported that 800,000 people had their first heart attack, and of them, over 600,000 people died from that heart attack.


So what causes heart attacks?


A major contributor to heart attacks is something called coronary artery disease.


The heart has its own blood vessels going to it – the heart as a muscle needs its own blood supply, full of nutrient-rich and oxygen-rich blood in order to continue beating.


Coronary artery disease is caused, in part, by plaque or calcification, also known as atherosclerosis, of the arteries going to the heart. This reduces the blood flow to the heart, ultimately leading to the heart starving for oxygen and it stops working - that’s what’s called a myocardial infarction, or a heart attack.


So how do you know if you have coronary artery disease and are therefore at risk of a heart attack?


You probably don’t.


In fact, the first sign or symptom that you have coronary artery disease is a heart attack.


So, how do you prevent all this from happening?


Well obviously, it’s about your total cholesterol level, right? Totally wrong!


Statistics show that 50% of people that have had a heart attack had normal cholesterol levels.


So if it’s not about your total cholesterol levels then, maybe it’s about the “bad” cholesterol, or the LDL cholesterol, you’ve probably heard about.


But those statistics are even worse. According to one study, 75% of people that had a heart attack had normal LDL cholesterol levels.


So, just how important is your heart?


Consider this - every time your heart beats, it ejects approximately 2.4 ounces of blood, which may not sound like much, but over the course of one minute equals approximately 1.3 gallons of blood. In 24 hours, your heart will pump approximately 1900 gallons. Over the course of a year, that ends up being about 700,000 gallons, and if you live to the age of 70, this little, 10 ounce muscle found in the center of your chest, will have pumped approximately 48 million gallons of blood to your body.


Make’s you have an appreciation for what your heart does, and should make you want to protect it as much as you can.


This is exactly why I created a brand-new information product, in a video-based format, just like this, called “The Cholesterol Crime”.


There’s a lot of misinformation out there today. For example, your cholesterol level will NOT tell you risk of coronary artery disease, or your overall cardiovascular risk.


So because of this, I decided to put together a complete educational, do-it-yourself program, where you lean how the cardiovascular system works, what can go wrong, the number one cause of heart attacks and strokes, as well as how to evaluate your particular risk.


The TRUTH is: there are numerous blood chemistry markers available to you today that will tell you your personal cardiovascular risk better than your cholesterol level ever will.


But not only that, you’ll also learn about the proper type of exercise, the right diet, and correct supplement program that you can follow, in order to prevent yourself from becoming the next heart attack statistic.



source --Dr. Bryan Walsh.