How to Protect Yourself Against Heart and Vascular Disease
Taking steps to modify any risk factors you have is important as you age.
Individually, each risk factor had less of an impact on the ability to predict a heart attack or other CV event as the participants grew older. However, high SBP and high cholesterol were so prevalent that their contribution could not be overlooked. The researchers determined that if every participant had lowered their SBP to normal and their LDL cholesterol by 30 percent, the number of heart attacks would have dropped substantially.