Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood on June 04, 2012
Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein, Medical Officer, Clinilabs Served as advisor to FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drug Advisory Committee Author: Before It Happens to You: A Breakthrough Program for Reversing or Preventing Heart Disease
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Narrator: Exactly how does that lifestyle do that?
Jonathan Sackner Bernstein, MD: Well, the links between our lifestyle and these diseases is pretty well established by scientific studies, and it has to do in large part with what we are eating, high fats, processed carbohydrates, it has a lot to do with cigarette smoking, which is probably the biggest and potentially the highest impact factor that could be reversed if that were eliminated, it has to do with a poor physical activity strategy, lack of exercise. So you put all those things together and you end up with people who tend to be overweight or obese, and those factors play into underlying problems of abnormal cholesterol, abnormal blood pressure and a risk for diabetes.