Anubha Anti-Ageing Medicine

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK MARKER PROFILING

The risk factors involved in the diagnosis of early cardiovascular disease has moved beyond the
assessment of cholesterol, hypertension and smoking. The current approach of measuring risk
assessment for cardiovascular disease may not be comprehensive enough, since normal blood
pressure, normal cholesterol and triglycerides, LDL and HDL, does not exclude a patient from a
coronary or cerebrovascular event, nor does it offer protection against thrombotic episodes. There is
increasing evidence that cardiovascular disease is associated with inflammatory, possibly infective
agents, apolipoprotein subfractions, oxidative residues including toxic amounts of minerals and heavy
metals, coagulapathy associated factors and genetic polymorphisms. Research has found new markers
of cardiovascular disease.

These markers can allow early intervention and the opportunity for lifestyle changes in order to prevent
this ubiquitous disease, which is worsened by genetic and environmental factors (including how we live
and eat). The new science of Nutrigenomics is teaching us that even a genetic predisposition for early
cardiovascular disease can be ameliorated by an appropriate diet, which can offset our genetic
conditioning. The emerging field of metabolic cardiology recognises the importance of the specific
mineral, amino acid and vitamin co-factors required for adequate mitochondrial myocyte (heart muscle
cell) function that helps to maintain healthy cardiovascular kinetics. Many of these critical substances
can be measured, and corrected if inadequate.

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