Keep Cholesterol Under Control – Heart Attack Risk Determined by Your Home Address
Two studies published during the last month, one in the United States and one in the United Kingdom, reveal a strange fact:
Your home address can say a lot about your risk of dying from a heart attack. Sometimes more than your doctor.
The first study was presented at the American Heart Association’s virtual Scientific Sessions and has not yet appeared in a scientific journal.
Its authors found 2,097 people who had had heart attacks before age 50. They were specifically interested in the mortality rates of people who suffered heart attacks while they were relatively young, as this is currently on the rise.
They used the area deprivation index to divide the subjects into three groups. This index categorizes American neighborhoods by the sociodemographic characteristics of education level, income level, employment, and housing quality.
They found that people who lived in more disadvantaged neighborhoods had a greater chance of dying within the first 11 years after their heart attacks.
This finding is important because, as people seem to be having heart attacks earlier in life, it is important to work out how to facilitate their survival until old age.
In earlier studies, the researchers attributed the low survival rates of disadvantaged heart attack sufferers to the facts that they could not afford healthy food and other health resources, they did not have health insurance, they were exposed to more environmental pollutants, they were victims of discrimination and racism, and especially that they suffered the physiological stress of living in disadvantaged environments.
The second study, published in the European Heart Journal, discovered that homeless adults were twice as likely as their housed peers to have some form of heart disease.
Using previously collected data, the researchers compared 8,482 homeless adults with 32,134 housed adults who lived in the same areas and were the same ages and genders.
The rate of some form of cardiovascular disease was 11.6% in the homeless population and 6.5% in the housed population. In other words, homeless people are 1.8 times more likely than housed people to have cardiovascular disease.
They had an increased risk for angina, stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and peripheral vascular disease, which is reduced circulation of blood, especially to the legs.
Homeless people were also more likely to have common risk factors for heart disease, including smoking, drinking, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, and so forth.
During the study period between 1998 and 2019, three times more homeless men and twice as many homeless women developed heart disease compared to their housed peers.
Much like the authors of the previous study, these researchers concluded that we should address the risk factors that give rise to heart disease as early as possible in this disadvantaged community.
Now, I hope you’re not homeless, but that won’t save you from a heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases. For that, you need to lower your cholesterol level by cutting out this ONE ingredient you didn’t even know you were consuming.
Keep Cholesterol Under Control – The Cholesterol and Eggs Debate: Winner Declared
Eggs are high in cholesterol, so for decades, doctors have warned you against them.
With this in mind, researchers from the University of Copenhagen decided to find out and declare exactly how many eggs you can eat to satisfy your taste buds, arteries, and your doctor.
The researchers analyzed the highest-quality studies on this subject published in the past 10 years. Their conclusion was clear:
1. For healthy people, consuming seven or more eggs weekly does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or type-2 diabetes.
2. Among type-2 diabetics, a group that is especially at risk of cardiovascular disease, eating seven or more eggs weekly does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or worsen diabetes.
3. Dietary patterns, physical activity, and genetics have a far larger effect on cardiovascular disease risk than the number of eggs you consume.
In fact, the people with the highest risk of cardiovascular disease who ate the most eggs had lower cholesterol and plaque in their arteries than those who ate fewer eggs.
So how is this possible?
The fact is that our bodies create 85% of our cholesterol in our own bloodstreams, and cholesterol in food doesn’t directly transfer to your bloodstream.
Keep Cholesterol Under Control – This Popular Drink Causes Heart Attack and Premature Death
Here’s an easy way to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 50%.
Just drink less of this popular refreshment (and most people think this drink is healthy!).
Really. That’s all you have to do. How neat is that?
A research group from Iowa University observed the consumption of diet drinks among 59,614 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study.
The participants’ average age was 62.8 and none had a prior history of cardiovascular disease at the beginning of the study.
The researchers divided participants into five groups based on how many diet drinks they consumed per week.
Ten years later, the verdict was out: 8.5% of those who drank 14 or more diet drinks per week had experienced a primary cardiovascular event.
Compare that to 6.9% in those who drank 5 to 7 drinks per week, 6.7% in the 1 to 4 drinks per week group, and 7.2% in those who drank less than one per week.
Those who consumed more than two diet beverages per day were 30% more likely to suffer from heart disease and 50% more likely to die from cardiovascular-related conditions than those who never consumed diet drinks.
The cause is the dangerous aspartame sweetener in diet sodas.
Aspartame breaks down into dangerous chemicals including methanol, formaldehyde, and formic acid. Even regular soda drinks are healthier than diet ones, but only when consumed in moderation.
But water is best—so leave the rest.
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