Dr. William Castelli On Heart Disease

Dr. William Castelli, one of the lead researchers of the Framingham Heart Study was quoted as saying:

"Close to 90 percent of all coronary death could be prevented if the cholesterol was kept below 182 mg/dL, blood pressure under 120 mmHg, and no smoking or diabetes."

Considering high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and smoking all are risks for diabetes and that heart disease is the number one killer in America, this is saying a lot. Imagine if death by heart disease were cut by 90 percent... American and the world would live far longer on average and live much healthier lives.

It is also fairly easy to argue that if we cut all of these problems and actually started to prevent heart disease we might also see a remarkable reduction in people with type-2 diabetes.

Leading Causes of Death

Heart Disease is easily the leading cause of death in America. One of the major contributors to heart disease is cholesterol. See the following posts for more on lowering your risk for heart disease:

How To Lower LDL Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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