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Even the young can suffer from heart disease, say experts

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HEART disease can occur even at an early age. A meat-based diet (beef, pork, chicken, egg, dairy), smoking and a sedentary lifestyle can hasten the process. Photo by Tessa R. Salazar

February is heart month. It is also a reminder that heart disease can strike at any age. Heart disease usually develops silently. Before any palpable damage to the heart occurs, a process called atherosclerosis (or “hardening of the arteries”) would most likely have been taking place in the arteries of the heart for many years, says preventive medicine expert Dr. Neil Nedley, MD, author of “Proof Positive.”

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

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