Saturday, May 11, 2013

Life Line Heart Risk Assessment

The explanation on page 8 is helpful. It is based on the Framingham study. I'll quote it.

"Your Heart Risk Assessment Score, reported as "10-Year CHD Risk", is greater than 30%. That means about 1 out of 3 people with this level of risk will have a heart attack or die of heart disease within the next 10 years. Although this level of risk is high, there are many things you can do to reduce your risk, such as diet and exercise in addition to medications that can help you proactively reduce your risk. We recommend you speak with your physician about what you can do to reduce your heart disease risk."

It seems that we are left with lifestyle choices since drugs are giving the desired lipid profile.

Question: is this locked? Or would lifestyle changes bring this down to say 20%? What would it take to do that?

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