Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased by Healthy Habits, Study Finds

In the article "Genetic Heart Disease Risk Eased by Healthy Habits, Study Finds", they talk about how heart disease is not all about genetics. Heart disease is one of the top killers in the world, killing about 17.3 million worldwide and 365,000 in the united states. Researchers have found that with a little bit of exercising, having a healthy diet by eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, and by not smoking people who do have a history of heart disease in their family cut their chances of getting heart disease by half. Dr. Sekar Kathiresan, is the director of the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital said "You do have control over the problem, even if you have been dealt a bad genetic hand.” It is not just Dr. Sekar Kathiresan but many doctors that say that "DNA is not density" it does not necessarily  mean if someone in your family has heart disease you will have it also. In the article there was many studies done on adults 45 years and older both men and women that had heart disease in their family history. Almost all of them cut their chances by 50% if they made little changes in their lifestyle.

I completely agree with this because two of my uncles in my family have heart disease and they are both unhealthy and the other two uncles that are healthy are fine and my grandfather passed away from heart disease. So it is true that people have the power to control heart disease by living a healthier life style.    

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