Healthy Habits Can Offset Genetic Risk

Worried you will have cardiovascular disease because it is in your genes? Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found while a high genetic tendency indeed increases risk of heart disease, so does an unhealthy lifestyle. The good news is, with a healthy lifestyle, the risk of heart disease can be lowered--especially for those with a high genetic…

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Healthy Lifestyle Offsets Genetic Risk

Both genetic and lifestyle factors contribute to an individual's risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). In an analysis of three prospective cohort studies, researchers found those with the highest genetic risk experienced a 91% higher risk for CAD. However, if they followed 3 or more healthy lifestyle habits their risk dropped by 46% compared with…

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