In our books and our blogs we promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Now a very well done study of more than 50,000 people was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
It correlated a genetic score based on 50 heart related genes and a lifestyle score for those included in the study. They found that even though the worst genetic scores can double the risk of a heart attack a healthy lifestyle score appeared to nearly counteract the risk. In contrast an unhealthy lifestyle erased about half the coronary benefit of a good genetic score.
We suggest that you read one of our books to learn more about a healthy lifestyle.