Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits.
Although doctors regularly test for lipoproteins such as HDL and LDL cholesterol, very few test specifically for lipoprotein(a) (lp(a)). High levels of lp(a) (which are predominantly determined by genetics), triple the risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age.
Did you know that heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of deaths worldwide? However, it’s within our control to change that — 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable.
There is substantial evidence that a Mediterranean diet provides protective health benefits, including lower coronary heart disease and cancer risk.