Heart attacks are mostly non-genetic, preventable and about diet and lifestyle choices

You may think heart attacks runs in the family but actually it is diet and lifestyle choices that run in families. 

“This finding may help people realize that, through their choices, they have greater control over whether they ultimately have a heart attack”
Dr. Benjamin D. Horne, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, October 2014. 

Study by Horne B, Knight S. “Pathologically Different than Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction has a Minimal Heritable Component” as presented to the Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. 2014. This research by scientists at the Intermountain Genealogy Registry (a system of 22 hospitals and more than 185 physician clinics), was on 700,000 patients from over 23 million tested people. 

Posted: Monday 17 November 2014