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As a reasonable proportion of SK Nutrition clients are looking to improve their risk factors in relation to heart disease, through improved lifestyle and eating habits, I thought the following article may be of interest to you.

It is not clear why it’s the case, but it seems that having a sibling with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is bad news for your own odds of developing CVD. It seems that an early shared environment may be a factor, with people developing poor eating or exercise habits in childhood that continue into their adult lives, but further research is needed.

In case you missed the article, here is the link to the BBC’s coverage: BBC NEWS | Health | Sibling link to heart health risk.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Herbalife Healthy Heart programme, please feel free to contact us or you can visit the Targeted Nutrition page of our website for specialist items that combine with our core products to help support your heart health.

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A scary video but an important message that I thought worth sharing.

Ahmed Al Haj is only 48 and looks healthy on the outside, yet this Bangladeshi waiter has ended up on the operating table for a triple heart bypass.

As a Muslim, Ahmed does not smoke or drink, but his diet has been rich in ghee, the clarified butter in which many south Asian dishes are drenched. Instead of a healthy pink muscle, his heart looks like a pulsating lump of lard after a lifetime of eating too much saturated fat.

The layer of fat encasing Mr Haj’s heart was so thick the surgeons doing his triple bypass could not see his coronary arteries. Surgeon Shyam Kolvekar from The Heart Hospital at University College London, who performed Mr Haj’s triple bypass, said cases like this were increasingly common and highlighted the dangers of eating too much saturated fat. (more…)

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I’ve had several customers recently with Heart Health concerns, either due to existing conditions or people wanting to do what they can to reduce their increased risk of heart disease (see previous post), and I thought I’d share with you some information on Nitric Oxide…

Before I started my Herbalife product training, I’d never heard about Nitric Oxide or the work Nobel Laureate Dr. Louis Ignarro had done into its effects on the body. As several of my family have had high blood pressure and/or died in the night of heart disease I found it particularly interesting. (more…)

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We all know that it’s important to look after our heart – it’s our most vital organ after all. There are certain factors relating to the risk of heart disease that can be changed and others that you can’t so it’s important to focus on the things that you CAN change, which will help create a healthy environment for your heart.
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