What Your Mother’s Health May Reveal About Your Genetic Risks

The genes you inherit from your mother’s side of the family tree can have a powerful influence on your prospects for a long, healthy life. For example, a recent study found that women have a 25% greater likelihood of living past age 90 without developing any chronic disorders — such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer — if their mothers …

A Diet Based on Your DNA

What’s the best diet for weight loss and cardiovascular wellness? When researchers compared four popular low-carb or low-fat diets, the results were puzzling. Over a 12-month period, some study participants lost 30 or more pounds on each of the diets, while others gained 10 pounds. What the researchers inadvertently proved was that the one-size-fits all approach doesn’t work for weight …

Peak Experience: A Heart Attack Survivor’s Amazing Health Turnaround

On August 2, 2014, Rudy Lindbloom woke up at 2 AM with a burning sensation in his chest. Initially, he thought it was heartburn, but when the pain intensified, he suspected it was something more serious. The then 66-year-old from Boise, Idaho began sweating heavily and asked his wife, Linda, to take him to the emergency room. “As we walked …

Do You Have the Heart Attack Gene?

More than 50% of Americans carry one or more gene variants that dramatically raise their risk for heart attacks and strokes. The good news, however, is that even people with high-risk genes can avoid cardiovascular (CV) events by following the right personalized prevention plan. Not only can genetic testing reveal CV threats that may be lurking in your DNA, but …