We just finished breast cancer awareness month, but the number one killer of men and women in the Western world remains cardiovascular disease, which kills more people than ALL cancers combined. Every 34 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack.
Is it inevitable? The simple answer is no! Heart attacks are preventable, and people who are dying or are maimed by weak hearts do not need to suffer.
It doesn't take a medical degree to stamp out hundreds of thousands of heart attacks yearly. While my book explains more than six dozen simple steps you can take to protect your heart from damage, the most important steps boil down to just six.
Several essential recently completed studies demonstrate how easy it is to protect yourself against heart attacks. Here are three, along with what they mean for you:
1. The MORGEN Study
Researchers in the Netherlands studied almost 18,000 men and women without heart disease. They followed them for up to 14 years, and more than 600 of the group had heart attacks including deaths. They found that if people followed four steps they were able to lower their risk of heart attacks by 67%: