With the focus on what we can do to prevent heart disease entirely centered around a drug standpoint, no one seems to care that a large chunk of those with heart disease have normal cholesterol.  But inflammation is a major player in heart and stroke risk, which is evidenced by hsCRP levels.

This particular study finds that inflammation effects the way our bodies process cholesterol, leading to increased risk despite normal cholesterol levels.  Great ways to lower inflammation include higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids, exercise, stress management and a healthier diet.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.