In This Chapter
Understanding the different forms of cardiovascular disease
Outlining the risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Identifying which foods promote heart health
Assessing your cardiovascular disease risk
If you take a look at the leading causes of death in the Western world, heart disease reigns supreme, even surpassing cancer as the number one killer in our society. Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) kills millions of people per year. Consider these numbers:
Despite the bleak morbidity and mortality rates, there is ...