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An estimated one in five people worldwide have elevated levels of a type of cholesterol called lipoprotein(a) which can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, including blocked arteries, blood clots, and stroke. Cardiologist Joel Kahn explains how this condition is a factor of genetics rather than poor lifestyle choices, and the best ways to test effectively for these levels. He shares research that shows plant-based diets in general provide the best defense against heart attacks, strokes, and cardiovascular disease and can play an important role in protecting individuals with elevated lipoprotein(a) levels. He has partnered with vegan expert Beverly Lynn Bennett who provides dozens of delicious oil-free, heart-healthy recipes that provide delicious options for boosting heart health.
Joel K. Kahn, MD, is a clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Known as America's Healthy Heart Doc, he is a contributor to many online sties, such as LinkedIn and Thrive Global, and has appeared several times on Dr. Phil and The Doctors television shows. Dr. Kahn founded the Kahn Center for Cardiac Lonageivity and owns Green Space & Go in Royal Oak, Michigan. he is also the author of The Plant-Based Solution, Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses, and Vegan Sex. Visit drjoelkahn.com.