Year after year, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and around the world.
While genetics can certainly play a factor in this condition, lifestyle choices regarding diet and exercise are well known to impact an individual’s risk.
As such, health organizations like the American Heart Association have made great strides to increase awareness about how people in Houston and beyond can protect themselves through the decisions they make every day.
In addition to eating well and exercising regularly, a new study has revealed that it is absolutely essential for people concerned about heart disease to address any related medical concerns – namely high cholesterol and blood pressure.
According to a press release distributed by ScienceDaily, too many Americans face a heightened risk of heart disease because these all-too-prevalent conditions go undertreated.
“The reality is, we know more than enough to prevent 75 percent of heart disease and strokes, but we’re not doing everything we could be doing or even doing it at a reasonable level,” lead author Dr. Brent Egan of the Medical University of South Carolina explained.
Taking care of high cholesterol and blood pressure conjunctively can reap substantial health benefits for many Americans, the researchers posit, since treating both separately has been shown to decrease heart disease risk.
With that in mind, the scientists recommended that people who suffer from one of these conditions should speak to a qualified physician about the other.
At Longevity Centres of America, our primary goal is to help our clients age gracefully, and a large part of that mission is to offset the likelihood of threatening illnesses.