I want to share a few recent findings that act as influencers on heart health.

Income Changes – Changes in household income can have a negative impact. “A drop in income of more than 50% over 6 years was associated with a 17% higher risk of CVD over the next 17 years (HR: 1.17), whereas a rise in income of more than 50%was associated with a 14% lower risk of CVD (HR: 0.86)”*

Early menopause –The estrogen ‘protective effect’ historically has born out -women who experienced menopause after the age of 51 years had a significantly reduced risk of CVD.**

Less 6 hours of sleep – If you are middle age and have hypertension and Diabetics and getting less than 6 hours of sleep, you have a two-fold increase in heart problems (including stroke).***

Studies have shown that:

– ‘Mind over matter’ recall that your ‘frame of mind’ can have a powerful effect on your heart health.

–  High fiber diet improves heart health

PLEASE take heed!


* Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study

** The Lancet Public Health

***Journal of the American Heart Association