I have no specific concerns, but I want to make sure I take care of myself and beat the odds against me. Diabetes runs in my family and at least three relatives had heart attacks at age 46, including one woman. So I want to make sure that I have more than nine healthy years ahead of me.
Next small goal: Make an appointment with the dentist. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums healthy is one way to protect your heart?
"The findings of this new analysis of previously published studies suggest that the long-term effect of chronic periodontitis, such as extended bacterial exposure, may be what ultimately leads to cardiovascular disease."