As a heart patient, and editor of a monthly newsletter for an organization of heart patients, I believe this is a good unbiased overview of current knowledge of the risk factors for coronary heart disease (the most prevalent kind of heart disease).
It isn't perfect. I like the comment by JENG829 about the uncertain role of saturated fat. But while I congratulate CHRIS3847 on the health of his long lived grandfather, a study with one subject proves nothing. I had low risk and a double bypass at 65. We know some statistical risk factors, but not clear and definite causes.
My main complaint is not with the article itself but with its headlines. The title on the web page is "What Causes Heart Disease?" but the article lists risk factors, not causes. An email today linked to it with the heading "Calculate your heart attack risk" but while the article lists risk factors you can't calculate anything from it. But as a list of risk factors, I like it.
- 3/15/2012 10:14:43 AM