Fortunately, there are many things you can do reduce your chances of getting heart disease. You should: Know your blood pressure and keep it under control, exercise regularly, don't smoke, get tested for diabetes and if you have it, keep it under control, know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keep them under control, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and maintain a healthy weight.
In my last two posts (see: Reduce Triglycerides Naturally & Why Take Fish Oil if You Take a Statin Drug?), I discussed how, in my program for reversal of heart disease, we follow what I call the "Rule of 60": LDL 60 mg/dl, HDL 60 mg/dl, triglycerides 60 mg/dl, or 60:60:60. We achieve greater control over heart disease risk by adhering to…