If you or a loved one has survived a heart attack, you need to see this

From Dr. David Eifrig, MD, MBA, editor, Retirement Millionaire:

Your heart attack could be an omen of cancer… according to new research presented at the 2015 American College of Cardiology conference.

The 17-year study showed heart-attack survivors (126,000 participants) had more than double the chance of developing cancer than patients (about 3 million participants) with no history of heart attacks. The most common cancers diagnosed were lung and bladder cancers.

The study also showed that young heart-attack survivors (between 30 and 54 years old) had the highest occurrence of cancer.

Keep in mind, the evidence in the study isn’t enough to establish a cause-and-effect relationship. I would recommend they look at smoking as a common factor in all these diseases. And I expect inflammation is the culprit.

Remember, heart disease is preventable. Do what I do and follow a healthy diet with plenty of greens, avoid the “white killers,” and walk as much as you can. Walking is just as good for your heart as running. It prevents dementia, improves your immune system, and lessens the symptoms of depression.

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