***Many Heart Disease Risk Factors Are Within Your Control

Fiber can be soluble or insoluble. As we mentioned in a previous article, soluble fiber can lower your LDL and raise your HDL cholesterol while insoluble fiber has no effect on cholesterol but promotes regular bowel movements. The intake of fatty foods causes the liver to release bile into the intestines to break down the fat. The soluble fiber will help eliminate the bile instead of returning it to the blood resulting in reduced amounts of cholesterol in the blood.

Copyright © 2009 Michael Ozner, M.D., author of The Great American Heart Hoax: Lifesaving Advice Your Doctor Should Tell You About Heart Disease Prevention (But Probably Never Will)

I know that to stop smoking is not a piece of cake but you have to make an effort. If you try, I am confident you’ll succeed. Be strong! Look for professional help to assist you in this task. And don’t get discourage if you have already tried and didn’t make it. Try as many times as you can.

- Moderate alcohol consumption. According to the American Heart Association, though the risk of heart disease in people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol (an average of one drink for women or two drinks for men per day) is lower than in nondrinkers, it is not recommended to for nondrinkers to start drinking or for drinkers to think “more is better.” Limit yourself to one drink per day.

So whether it is discarding unhealthy eating habits or lifestyle habits or maybe fine tuning these. Let’s look at ways we can help to decrease and quite possibly eliminate your risk.

The presence of either the jaw pains or throat pains may not relate to the heart. It may be due to colds or muscular conditions. However, if the pain spreads to both the throat and the jaw and even other parts, it could be heart-related.

Published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, researchers found those who quit smoking after a heart attack can boost their mental health as much as a non-smoker.

Wear and tear can occur with rheumatoid arthritis which can ultimately lead to bone erosion. But rheumatoid arthritis isn’t just limited to the joints. It can affect organs like the skin, lungs, eyes and even the heart.

The increasing prosperity of Latin American, South Asian, East Asian and Pacific nations on the other hand have led to key lifestyle changes that have increased the incidence of heart failure in these countries. Heart diseases cause one fourth to one third of deaths with most victims dying in their sixties.