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New Cardiac Risk Factors

From eNewsletter 5/31/2023

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In Today's Issue...

  • WC Feature* Heart Health Update

  • New CVD Risk Factors

  • June, May 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Case Report

  • Chiro Corner

  • Pure Genomics

  • Blog Briefs NEW!

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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What New CVD Risk Factors Have Emerged?

Steve: In last week's issue, I reminded you what inflammation was and a few of the ways in which diet and lifestyle can modify it. Today, I'll explain the growing understanding by cardiovascular health experts of how important treating inflammation and other factors are to preventing cardiac related diseases. Even among patients receiving statin medication, inflammation assessed by high-sensitivity C-reactive protein was a stronger predictor for risk of future cardiovascular events and death than LDL cholesterol, according to a major study from The Lancet. In the most recent issue of The American Journal of Medicine, the title of the featured study was "What New Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Have Emerged"? The first factor mentioned was systemic inflammation diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis and their deleterious effect on heart health. I was also surprised and encouraged that the following factors were mentioned in the study.

  • Elevated triglycerides were robustly associated with an increased risk.

  • Maternal and childhood factors such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, delivering a child of low birth weight, preterm delivery, and premature or surgical menopause were mentioned.

  • Air pollution, long work hours, and consumption of drinks containing sugar and artificial sweeteners were also included.

Let's shift gears from causes to positive diet and lifestyle choices that can assist with cardiac-related disease prevention. A study from Journal of the American College of Cardiology supports the use of several dietary supplements to therapeutically assist with heart disease prevention. Plant sterols/stanols, fish oil, and red yeast rice were highlighted. The same study cited these dietary supplements for prevention: fish oil, L-arginine, L-citrulline, folic acid, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, melatonin, curcumin, and quercetin. A study in Frontiers in Nutrition reaffirms that moderate increases of dietary zinc are cardioprotective. Finally, another study from Frontiers in Nutrition found nutritional supplementation effective on CVD risk factors. Probiotic supplementation might be the best intervention for blood glucose control. Vitamin D, probiotic, plus omega-3 fish oil have a better impact on improving lipid metabolism.


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