It is my hope
that you will find the information about the real
reasons for a heart attack thought
provoking and helpful.
You may find some of this
information hard to accept.
Gene Millen. Nearly 20 years ago a heart surgeon, sawed open my
chest and stitched in bypasses to six of my favorite heart arteries. It
wasn't as much fun as you might think...and started me on a journey to helping
others avoid my mistakes.
It's my aim
to help you understand what the really important
risk factors are and how you can improve your odds of having a vital and healthy
heart for a long, long time.
The conventional wisdom is
one of the main causes of heart attack is high cholesterol,
and that the high cholesterol is due to the saturated
fat that we enjoy in the meat,
eggs and dairy that our
ancestors thrived on.
The researchers mistakenly concluded that
because there was cholesterol in our arteries that this
was the cause of the plaque that resulted in clogging.
In fact cholesterol is essential
for a healthy body
and brain and our
liver manufactures far
more of it than we eat.
industry spends millions
to convince us (and our
doctors) that Lipitor,
one of their statin drug generics are just what you need for
a healthy heart.
Statin drugs do lower LDL
are betting your life on
these drugs to save
you from a heart attack
you could be in for an
For example the
fine print disclosure that has been
appearing on Crestor's
television commercials is
not exactly a ringing
endorsement of their drug.
Here's what it says in a
type size large enough to
"Crestor has NOT been shown
prevent heart disease
or heart attacks."
The INTERHEART study,
which was recently
published in the
prestigious Lancet Medical
of heart attack or
And guess what?
LDL cholesterol is not in
the top three!
Superko, MD, director of research at Berkeley Heart Lab tells us what
most doctors fail to mention.
is not the problem we thought it was. Relying on
cholesterol levels as a risk factor for coronary artery disease may not
be wise since 80% of coronary patients have the same cholesterol as
individuals who do not develop the disease.”
If you are
are, or have been, taking a statin drug such as
Lipitor, Crestor or Vytorin and are not taking CoQ10
you need to learn about the benefits of
additional information on the causes of heart attack.
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