Are Heart Attack Risk Calculators Wrong?

The truth about heart disease

Since the 1950s the medical industry has been selling the myth that cholesterol high cause heart attacks. But here’s the truth. As cholesterol of Americans have gone down, heart disease has not. It remains number one killer in the United States cause.


I use a better warning system for heart attacks. Mido telomeres of my patients.

What are telomeres?

you know now that telomeres are small countdown clocks at the end of their chromosomes. Prevent DNA strands from unraveling.


When you are young their telomeres are long. But each time a cell divides, the telomeres shorten. Cells die when the telomeres are too short to protect the DNA. And you begin to develop signs and diseases of aging -. Including heart disease

Heart Attack Risk Signal

Telomeres are one of the best I’ve found signs of whether a person is at risk of a heart attack. And a recent study supports what I have seen in my own patients.

Effects of shorter telomeres

The researchers measured the length of telomeres of nearly 4,000 heart attack patients within 24 hours of their attacks. They found that heart attack victims had shorter telomere lengths compared to a healthy control group.

Indeed, more and telomere length was reduced by one unit heart attack risk more than doubled . 1


Another study measured the telomeres of 337 people who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction or MI). They also measured 337 people who did not. The next slide shows the result.

One of my slides from my Seminar Anti-Aging in Palm Beach, FL.

The blue line represents the average length of telomeres of people who have a heart attack (M / I). The red line shows the length of the telomeres much shorter in people who had a heart attack.

You can see that heart attack victims had shorter telomeres than healthy people. For those with shorter telomeres risk of heart attack increased by 62% .

I help my patients to prevent heart attacks by protecting their telomeres.

How to protect your telomeres and keep your heart healthy

Here are four things you can do at home to maintain their telomere length and your heart healthy:

1. Get more omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fatty acids activate telomerase. That is the enzyme that helps repair and rebuild their telomeres.

That can lead to longer telomeres. One study found that people with lower levels of omega-3 had the fastest telomere shortening over a period of 5 years. Those with the highest levels had the slowest reduction. 2


The best animals of omega-3 sources are cold-water wild fish like pollock, salmon, tuna, lake trout and herring. Good vegetable sources are nuts and raw seeds, such as walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

But it is almost impossible to get enough omega-3 in your diet. You will want to supplement. Try to get 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids every day. I recommend krill oil and oil squid my patients.

2. Take a potent antioxidant . Vitamin C in their cells can slow telomere shortening up to 62%. 3 also stimulates the activity of telomerase.


To protect telomeres, I recommend taking 5,000 mg to 8,000 mg per day. Be sure to divide that amount into smaller doses throughout the day.

3. Promote folate. Folate or folic acid is one of the B vitamins (B9) complex. Studies show men with the highest levels of folic acid have longer than low folate telomeres. 4


Folate acts by counteracting the effects of homocysteine. High levels of this amino acid in the blood can triple the rate at which telomeres shorten. [5] [19459014

recommend getting 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day for their telomeres. calf’s liver is one of the richest sources with 215 mcg in just three ounces. dairy products, poultry, meat, eggs, fish and seafood are other good choices. Among vegetables, leafy greens are a good source. Try spinach, broccoli, asparagus and Brussels sprouts.

4. Do some vigorous exercise. Studies show people who do little or no exercise have the highest risk of short telomeres. A study of 2,401 twins found vigorous exercise can lead to longer telomeres. Their telomeres acted nine years younger. 6


My PACE exercise program is the only training system that addresses the challenges of aging. It allows you to get the right amount of effort to provide anti-aging benefits. And it takes only 12 minutes per day.

In fact, studies show that PACE style exercises slow down the aging clock and increase your energy. You can even help heal and repair injuries and illnesses more quickly.

To your good health,

Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD, CNS

1. D’Mello MJ, Ross SA Anand SS, et al. Telomere length and risk of myocardial infarction in a multiethnic population: The InterHeart Study. J Am Coll Cardiol . 2016; 67 (15) :. 1863-1865
2. Farzaneh-Far R, et. Alabama. “Association of Marine Omega-3 fatty acid levels with Telomeric aging in patients with coronary heart disease.” JAMA . 2010; 303 (3): 250.
3. Furumoto K. et al. “Age-dependent telomere shortening is slowed by enrichment of intracellular vitamin C through the suppression of oxidative stress.” Life Sciences 1998, vol. 63, no. 11 pp. 935-48.
4. Paul L et al, “the length of telomeres in mononuclear cells from peripheral blood is associated with the level of folate in men.” J Nutr . . 2009; 139 (7): 1273-8
5. Richards J et al. “Homocysteine ​​levels and the length of leukocyte telomeres.” Atherosclerosis . . 2008; 200 (2): 271-7
6. LF Cherkas, Hunkin JL, Kato BS, et al. “The association between physical activity in leisure time and the length of leukocyte telomeres.” Arch Intern Med . . 2008; 168 (2): 154-8

Like me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter Watch my YouTube Channel

For more information about products Al Sears MD, call (866) 895-8555 or visit:

for Books and DVD: / catalog

For healthy supplements:

The are a heart attack or risk calculators wrong? first he appeared in Dr. Al Sears, MD Anti Aging Pioneer Alternative Health Newsletter .

Add a Comment

==[Click 2x to Close X]==
Most Popular Today!

Sorry. No data so far.