April 20, 2010

Small Steps to Heart Health


Do you sometimes think you can't be heart-healthy unless you're a vegetarian marathon runner with minimal body fat, barely detectable cholesterol and a pact to avoid ice cream that is signed in blood? Well, think again…


Consider the testimony of Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He likes to talk about a 49-year-old man who decided it was finally time to take his risk for heart disease seriously. The patient weighed 240 pounds and in almost every way you could measure his cholesterol, it was in the danger zone, Dr. Kopecky recalls. He may not have been a heart attack waiting to happen, but that was the direction he was headed.


Wall Street Journal, by Ron Winslow, 4/19/2010

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, heart health

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