Reducing blood cholesterol level -
- Low risk for heart disease – Less than 160 mg/dL
- Intermediate risk for heart disease – Less than
- High risk for heart disease including those with heart
disease or diabetes – Less than 100mg/dL
Public Stroke Prevention Guidelines - 80% of all
strokes are preventable.
Overall, the risk for death among people with diabetes is
about twice that of people without diabetes of similar age.
of cancer risk is genetic, 75% is environment. Even people with a
higher genetic risk can prevent their cancer from ever occurring with a
healthy lifestyle. Cancer growth / recurrence can be
stopped or slowed down by a healthy lifestyle.
we grew thinner, exercised regularly, avoided diets rich in red meat
(substituting poultry, fish, or vegetable sources of protein), and
stopped using tobacco, we would prevent 70% of all cancers" - Robert A.
Weinberg, PhD, American Cancer Society Research Professor at MIT and
Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D., Editor in Chief of the Harvard Health Letter.
to 90 percent of all cancers are not inherited, but result from the
defects in DNA occurring during your lifetime from accumulated damage
that could be prevented by increasing fruit and vegetable intake" -
David Heber, M.D., PhD, Director of UCLA Center for Human Nutrition.
average, our genes contribute no more than 25 percent toward our total
health picture" - Professor Jose Ordovas, Director of Nutrition
and Genomics at Tufts University.
most of the population, genes are just a small part of the health
picture. This business of genes being the root cause of our
health problems has resulted in a sense of powerlessness or lack of
autonomy and is doing all of us a great disservice" - Robert
Nussbaum, M.D. , Head of the Division of Genetics at the University of
artery disease can be reversed by a healthy lifestyle.