Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Although some causes of heart disease are genetic, most is caused by lifestyle.
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"Don't wait until you have a heart attack to make changes. The time is now."
— John Whyte, MD
In Take Control of Your Heart Disease Risk, WebMD's Chief Medical Officer John Whyte, MD, separates fact from fiction and gives you practical advice so you can reduce your risk of a heart attack.
Building upon more than 20 years of treating patients, Whyte gives you the tools that allow you to take control of your health. This includes:
He also addresses the role our emotions -- especially depression and anxiety -- play in heart disease. It's time we stop ignoring the mind-body connection when it comes to our heart.
After reading this book, Whyte hopes to change your mindset from "I hope I don't get heart disease" to "How can I prevent a heart attack?"
"Don't wait until you have a heart attack to make changes. The time is now," Whyte says.
JOHN WHYTE, MD, MPH
is a popular physician and writer who has been communicating to the public about health issues for nearly two decades. In his role at WebMD, he helps lead editorial direction around the most important health topics, explaining them in ways people can understand. He is passionate about changing the way we think about health. Dr. Whyte continues to see patients in the Washington, DC area. He is a dedicated husband and dad.
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