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08 Jul 2005

what to take to prevent heart problems
I was very interested in the previous posting and would like to know which of the many vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements advertised for healthy hearts are actually effective. Which ones do you think the average middle-aged person should take as a preventative measure, as although he is healthy and has no vices, he had two parents with heart disease, deceased at 60 and 83
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HeartDoc

01 Jan 0001


Dear Me Too,

Please refer to my reply to Mee re “can I believe them?”

We all wish there was something we could prescribe to keep us all fit and well despite our genetic inheritance. Probably your best all-round defence is a prudent lifestyle, including eating patterns, exercise, smoking habits, etc. If you are genetically earmarked to develop heart disease, then this prudent lifestyle, whilst it cannot totally prevent it happening, will at least defer it for a long time, and keep you in the best possible condition to deal with problems when they do arise. The actual heart problem may even be so attenuated by your lifelong efforts as not to cause a major problem at all, so its always worthwhile being proactive.

Good luck.

HeartDoc.

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