Most Heart Attacks Caused By An Unhealthy Lifestyle...

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    By Steve Sternberg,
    USA TODAY

    Two sweeping studies out today appear to explode the long-held myth that half of heart attacks result from bad genes or bad luck. The studies, focusing on different populations totaling about half a million people, indicate that roughly 90% of people with severe heart disease have one or more of four classic risk factors: smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

    That means the vast majority of the 650,000 new heart attacks each year could be prevented or delayed for decades by quitting smoking, reducing cholesterol and controlling hypertension and diabetes. "If we could eliminate smoking and get people to be fit and trim we could turn this thing around without unraveling the genes that cause heart disease," says researcher Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, co-author of a study involving more than 120,000 heart patients.

    The research has major policy implications. It suggests that doctors and patients should place even greater emphasis on prevention. The American Heart Association and National Cholesterol Education Program both have emphasized aggressively treating people who have not yet had a heart attack if their "global risk" is high. "I think these studies will wake people up and renew the emphasis on traditional risk factors," says Philip Greenland of Northwestern University, lead author of the study involving almost 400,000 people enrolled in lifestyle studies and followed for up to 30 years.

    The researchers analyzed data from previous major studies. The reports appear in the August 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "These papers are just amazing. They're basically blowing away the myth that only half of the people who have heart disease have traditional risk factors," says John Canto of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, who co-wrote an accompanying editorial in the journal. None of the researchers could identify the source of the erroneous assertion, cited by experts for years. "It's folklore," Greenland says.


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    Re: Sugar diabetes...

    Most of our people don't know that starch turns to sugar in the body. Thus those whose diet contains a high amount of starchy foods are prone to contract the dreaded disease called sugar diabetes...and become diabetics. The starchy foods are:

    white rice, white bread, and all manufactured substances such as white sugar, white flour, and all white-flour products...

    This is indeed proof of the fact that white food is not good for us to eat...
     
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    From the article:

    "That means the vast majority of the 650,000 new heart attacks each year could be prevented or delayed for decades by quitting smoking, reducing cholesterol, and controlling hypertension and diabetes..."
     
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    Black people spend millions of dollars killing themselves...they spend millions on swine meat and other dead animal flesh, millions on alcohol, and millions on tobacco. Hundreds of thousands of African-Americans die each year from strokes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, cirrhosis of the liver (caused by excessive alcohol consumption), lung cancer (caused by cigarette smoking), arteriosclerosis (hardening of the blood arteries caused by fat in the bloodstream from the consumption of animal flesh and animal by-products), sugar diabetes, kidney diseases, ulcers, stomach and colon cancers, etc. Yet they keep on eatin’ them pork chops and ham (the pig’s butt!), drinkin’ that Johnny Walker “Dead,” and smokin’ them cigs... :maddd:

    When will they ever learn? :confused:
     
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    Btw, the word “meat” in the Bible is actually English in origin and means food in general. Throughout the Bible the term “animal flesh” is used when describing meat as we know it. Next time you read the words “meat offering” in the Bible, remember the correct translation is “food offering.”
    (See Ezekiel 47:12)
     
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    It's amazing how Americans and others, but moreso here,eat our way to our graves. Food is here to heal us,and keep us alive..we've abused it..and become obsessed with it. The FDA puts things on the shelves..and we got to where since..they approved it..it's ok for us to eat. However that is not the case...FDA approves stuff..we eat it...get sick.from eating what they approved..so we have to go to pharmecuticals to get it taken care of...so that feeds the American economy.It's all a viscious cycle.
     
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    the morning before I had my big heart attack I ate at McDonald's.
     
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    Too many of us are convinced that our only choices are a short enjoyable life or a long asceticc life.

    When you take people who dodge bullets everyday and tell them that they will be killed by a porkchop..of course they will laugh.

    Wisdom is for those who have the luxury to be wise.
     
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    From the mouth of a Black man which the bullet missed…NO ONE is dodging bullets “everyday”, this is a urban myth that is more believed by white folks and projected by the convolutions of rappers than the true reality of “any” Black community…and if wisdom is a exclusive luxury, we would have died-off as a people many decades, if not centuries ago…when even the breath of life was almost a privilege. So for that fact, if our most recent ancestors had the luxury to be wise than so do we.

    Many Black men I know over 40 who survived the bullet hit (that didn’t miss), the penitentiary and every or any other ill and life challenging struggles while maturing into Black manhood have now succumbed to debilitating illness and death because of either the end result of a stressful or an unhealthy life. A vast number are not living long enough to even collect "any" social security they may've had coming.
     
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    true points made here , we can control our fate but too many
    wait for the rude awakening to happen before they hear the beat !
     
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