I was going to write this last weekend but it seemed like a futile exercise to try to talk about heart health on Super Bowl weekend! I myself indulged in some chips and dips (because no parties over Christmas and New Year's meant I missed out) and some non-dairy ice cream called Revolution (and it is!).
Since heart disease is the top killer of both men and women over 50, everyone should know the risks and how to minimize the likelihood of a life-ending event like a heart attack or stroke. If you have one or more of these risk factors, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to heed the advice of experts on how to lower your chances of heart disease - and by heart disease I mean atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in your blood vessels) which causes heart attacks.