FEB 21, 2019 6:30 AM PST

Banishing Heart Disease Myths

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce
There are a number of myths surrounding heart disease. This can be dangerous for heart patients, and their children, if allowed to interfere with heart-healthy behaviors. For that reason, it’s essential to understand heart disease and its risk factors in order to make informed decisions about your lifestyle.
 
 
One of the more common myths about heart disease involves the children of heart disease patients. Many feel they are doomed to experience the same medical complications as their parents. Although genetics do play a role in heart disease risk, a number of modifiable factors play a significant role in overall risk as well.
 
These modifiable risk factors are mostly related to lifestyle and diet. This means the children of heart disease patients are fully capable of influencing their likelihood of developing heart disease.
 

 

 
In the above video, Dr. Rimmerman of the Cleveland Clinic discusses these and other myths surrounding her disease.
 
 
 
About the Author
Applied Sport and Exercise Science
Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University in Miami. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
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