Reverse Plaque Buildup in Your Arteries – Your Heart Health Depends on Who You Live With
Are you more likely to suffer a heart attack and stroke if you live alone or share a home with others?
That was the question asked in a new study that was published in the journal Heart.
And the answer is: it depends on who you are!
To check whether this statement was true, they identified 32,367 people with CAD (coronary artery disease) from the Clarify registry of patients with a stable CAD. These people originated from 45 countries and had their information collected between 2009 and 2010.
People with stable CAD are people whose arteries were narrowed or clogged with cholesterol but who did not have any trouble with them for the last few months.
Among the participants, 11.3 percent lived alone.
When they calculated the chance of a major cardiovascular event, they found that there was no difference between those who lived alone and those who cohabited.
But that was not the most interesting find.
Men who lived alone were 17 percent more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular event than men who lived with others.
From this, the scientists speculated that men who used to be married and lived with their spouses lacked the coping mechanisms and social support outside the home that women tended to have.
On the other hand, women who lived alone tended to have a slightly smaller chance of a cardiovascular event than women who cohabited with others.
The researchers again speculated that it may have been because of the fact that married women still had a tendency to take on the lion’s share of responsibilities around the home, causing some stress that single dwelling women can avoid.
But the most important factor is not who you live with. Rather, it is to clear out the plaque buildup in your arteries. And in order to reverse plaque buildup in your arteries, you must cut out this ONE ingredient that you didn’t even know you were consuming…
Reverse Plaque Buildup in Your Arteries – The Best Protein for Heart Health Revealed (Study)
High protein diets have become extremely popular as of late.
But what types of protein is the best, especially if you are going to eat a large amount of it?
Two new studies put this question to a test and revealed a surprising winner. In fact, this might completely change how most people do their Keto.
In the first study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which was not strictly related to cardiovascular disease, Finnish scientists wanted to know whether people who consumed their proteins in animal form were more likely to die of diseases than those who consumed plant proteins. These diseases included cardiovascular diseases, along with diabetes and cancer.
They identified the details of 2,641 Finnish men that had already been collected by the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. These men were all between aged between 42 and 60 at the beginning of the study and their information included a dietary register.
The researchers also collected records pertaining to disease-caused deaths from the National Causes of Death Register.
After observing the participants for an average of 22 years, they found that red meat eaters were more likely to die of diseases than people who avoided this protein form.
- Those who ate meat were 23 percent more likely to die than those who ate the least.
- Those who ate a larger quantity of red meat relative compared to plant proteins were 23 percent more likely to die than those who ate the most plant proteins relative to red meat.
- Fish, eggs, and dairy did not increase their disease-caused death risk.
In general, people who ate the highest amount of protein were 17 percent more likely to die than those who ate the lowest amount of it.
The second study, published in the journal Circulation, was an overview of published studies.
They divided the diets according to the source of protein: red meat, poultry and fish, fish only, poultry only, mixed animal (meat and dairy), plant proteins (legumes, soy, nuts), carbohydrates (mostly low-quality refined ones), and the usual mixed diet.
The findings are as follows:
- Compared with all the other diets combined, red meat eaters had the same cholesterol, but higher triglycerides.
- Compared with red meat eaters, plant protein eaters experienced a larger drop in total cholesterol and LDL (unhealthy) cholesterol.
- Compared with fish eaters, red meat eaters had a larger drop in both LDL (unhealthy) and HDL (healthy) cholesterol, thus making it a mixed blessing.
- Compared with carbohydrate eaters, red meat eaters had a healthier cholesterol and blood fat profile.
Both studies clearly prove that vegetable protein (nuts, soy, and legumes) is the healthiest for your heart.
So, if you’re going for a high protein diet, load up on nuts, legumes and a limited amount of soy instead of taking meat – especially red meat.
But the ONE ingredient that’s singlehandedly responsible for ALL the cholesterol buildup in your arteries has nothing to do with meat, fish, veggies or carbs. It involves one thing that you didn’t even know you were consuming, as we’ll explain here….
Reverse Plaque Buildup in Your Arteries – This Increases Heart Attack Risk 71%
A team of Swedish scientists decided to study further regarding that question.
And consequently, it was found that stress worsened all types of cardiovascular health. However, it was surprising to note that most of the timings were wrong.
The researchers used various Swedish population registers to identify 136,637 people diagnosed with stress disorders between 1987 and 2013, 171,314 of their siblings without such disorders, and 1,366,370 people from the general population who were unaffected by a stress disorder.
The study included the siblings because they needed to exclude the possibility that genes rather than stress disorders were responsible for cardiovascular disease.
The stress disorders studied included post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, adjustment disorder, and other stress reactions.
They consulted the Swedish National Patient Register to check which of these people ended up developing cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease (narrowed arteries), cerebrovascular disease (affecting the blood supply to the brain), emboli/thrombosis (blocked blood vessels or blood clots), hypertensive diseases, heart failure, and arrhythmia/conduction disorder (irregular heartbeat).
People affected by stress disorder were 64 percent more likely than their unaffected siblings and 71 percent more likely than other unaffected individuals to develop heart disease in the first year after their diagnoses with a stress disorder.
More than a year after the stress diagnoses, these percentages dropped to 29 and 36 percent, showing that the effect of stress was especially serious during the first year (so that’s what we meant by the timing being wrong).
They also concluded that post-traumatic stress disorder had a stronger effect on heart health than other stress-related disorders.
The person’s sex, family history of cardiovascular disease, history of psychological disorders, and co-occurring psychological disorders, such as depression had no influence on the findings.
This suggests that you should take especially good care of your heart after an extremely traumatic event like a violent attack, rape, a serious car accident, or a natural disaster.
It also shows how important it is to give yourself a break after such an event to practice as many relaxation techniques as you can fit into your daily schedule.
But stress does not just include emotional stress. It can also be physical (diseases), sensual (constant traffic noise), and mental (long-lasting mental task). All these factors can increase your stress hormone level and your risk of cardiovascular diseases.
For more ideas to reverse plaque buildup in your arteries, watch this video – 21 Foods That Are Clinically Proven To Clean Your Arteries & Help Avoid A Heart Attack or Stroke
The easiest way to lower your stress hormone level is to give your body and mind something I call a “Focused Break.” And you can do that through using the simple blood pressure exercises found here…
But the most important way to protect your heart is to remove all the plaque buildup in your arteries. And the only way to reverse plaque buildup in your arteries is to cut out this ONE ingredient that you didn’t even know you were consuming…
This post is from the Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy Program. It was created by Scott Davis. Because he once suffered from high cholesterol, so much so that he even had a severe heart attack. This is what essentially led him to finding healthier alternatives to conventional medication. Oxidized Cholesterol Strategy is a unique online program that provides you with all the information you need to regain control of your cholesterol levels and health, as a whole.
To find out more about this program, go to How to Reverse Plaque Buildup in Your Arteries?.
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