The True Root Causes of Cardiovascular Disease
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November 17, 2017
Dr Jeffry N. Gerber, MD, FAAFP is a board-certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado, where he is known as “Denver’s Diet Doctor”. He has been providing personalized healthcare to the local community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness and prevention. In this interview, Dr Gerber describes the major root causes of cardiovascular disease, the most important of which is insulin-resistant Type 2 Diabetes. Worried about your heart disease risk? Get a coronary artery calcium (CAC) score. Your CAC score (and the rate of progression of your CAC score) is probably the best easily-available predictor of cardiac events. A recent paper from the CARDIA study also showed that an elevated CAC score was highly predictive of long-term heart disease risk in younger adults (18-30 year-olds). Here’s the outline of this interview with Dr. Jeffry N. Gerber, MD: [00:01:27] Clinical experience. [00:02:27] Interest in low-carb diets.…