Health Spotlight: Minimizing Risk of Heart Disease Despite Family History – Control What You Can

March 12, 2018

Family History of Heart Disease? Here’s What to Do About It

“…However, it’s important to realize that genes don’t act alone. The emerging field of epigenetics studies how your lifestyle, including diet, exercise, weight and even pollution and exposure to pesticides can influence if and how genes express themselves, says Dr. Regina Druz, a board-certified cardiologist in Mineola, New York. ‘These environmental interactions with genes are more powerful that simply having a “blueprint” genetic makeup that predisposes you to heart disease,’ she says…”