Show Summary Details
Page of

Men’s Integrative Cardiology 

Men’s Integrative Cardiology
Men’s Integrative Cardiology

Christopher J. Suhar

and Christina Adams

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 23 June 2021

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.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.