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This is the part one of a two-part series with Dr. Michael Greger. He is the author of the book “How Not To Die”.
Dr. Greger says the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States is heart disease. The good news is a vast majority of premature death due to heart disease is preventable.
Inflammation is the primary cause of heart disease. Death from heart disease occurs when a plaque within the arterial wall of our coronary arteries bursts. Coronary arteries feed oxygen to the heart muscles. When blood flow is cut off due to this bursting plaque, a part of the heart dies. This can lead to certain cardiac death. One of the first stages is the buildup of cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol in blood
One of the first stages is the buildup of cholesterol. High levels of cholesterol in blood damages the wall of the arteries. White blood cells go into the arterial wall and eat up the cholesterol. This results in the eventual bursting of a plaque.
Heart disease is preventable without drugs and surgery. Simple changes in our diet can be enough to reverse heart disease. He recommends a plant-based diet to prevent and reverse heart disease.
To connect with Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not To Die, go to www.nutritionfacts.org to find his contact information.
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