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Men’s Integrative Cardiology 

Men’s Integrative Cardiology
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Men’s Integrative Cardiology
Author(s):

Christopher J. Suhar

and Christina Adams

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843794.003.0010
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date: 30 October 2020

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among men. Assessing an individual’s risk may involves traditional lipid profiling as well as advanced cardiac biomarkers such as Apolipoprotein B, hsCRP and LP(a). Imaging also lays a role in stress tests and assessing calcium score. Lifestyle change interventions are key to attenuating risk, especially centered on decreasing inflammation and normalizing BMI. Nutritional interventions are key to achieving these goals with a shift toward healthier fats, lower glycemic index carbohydrates and increased dietary fiber. Exercise is also important. Some nutritional supplements have been especially proven to help in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease including Niacin and Omega-3 fish oils. Lastly, mind-body therapies play an important role in decreasing the consequences of CVD.

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