An important key to a long, healthy life is to do everything you can to reduce your chances of developing heart disease - the number one killer of both men and women. And critical to reducing your cardiac risk is to do an objectively assessment of how high your risk is today, and of which risk factors you specifically need to address.
The following articles will help you with that initial risk assessment. Once you decide what changes you need to make to keep your heart healthy, you can find help reducing your risk here.
Cardiac risk assessment is best done with the help of your doctor. However, it is really pretty easy to perform your own estimate of your cardiac risk. This article tells you how.
Elevated blood levels of CRP (C Reactive Protein) is a risk factor for heart disease. While CRP measurement is being used more and more, its real usefulness remains a bit controversial. If your doctor suggests measuring a CRP level, here's what you need to know.