Cardiovascular

 To maximize your heart health, there are two things you may do, prevent inflammation in your body and make sure your heart is getting the nutrients it needs to function at its best.  Five measurements tell you something about the state of your heart. Cholesterol: excess cholesterol gets deposited in, and narrows, the artery walls.  Triglycerides: elevated triglycerides are associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease.  Blood pressure: high blood pressure puts stress on the artery walls and increases the heart’s workload.  Homocysteine: too much homocysteine degrades the structural integrity of the arteries.  C-reactive protein: elevated C-reactive protein is associated with a higher risk for hypertension and CV.

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 Five measurements tell you something about the state of your heart.

Risk Factor

 Desirable

 Borderline

 Undesirable

Total cholesterol

Below 200

200-239

240 and above

Triglycerides


Below 150

150-199


 Above 200

Blood pressure


 Below 120/80

120/80-140/90

 Above 140/90

Homocysteine

Below 10 mmol/L

 10-18 mmol/L


 Above 18 mmol/L

c-reactive protein (CRP)

Below 1.0

 1.0-3.0