Part One: 1 – 20
by Daniel Lebowitz
Adapted from 121 Ways to Live 121 Years and More!: Prescriptions for Longevity by Ronald Klatz and Robert M. Goldman
1. Inflammation is the new cholesterol
Cholesterol is responsible for the buildup of fatty deposits in arteries. However, this is only part of the issue in heart disease. Inflammation can weaken arteries and cause cholesterol buildups to break off and create blockages (heart attacks). Get levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) tested; high levels are a sign of inflammation and increased risk of heart disease.