Male aged 54, 5'10", 19.9% body fat, 158 lbs. Triple bypass March 2015, NO heart attack, 5 stents post-surgery.
Latest blood chemistry: LDL 1.95 mmol/l; HDL 1.89 mmol/l; triglycerides 0.56 mmol/l; CRP <0.3 mg/l; MPO (myeloperoxidase) 239 pmol/l (low risk); FMD% score 6.8% (medium risk).
Through a determined and uncompromising commitment to a new lifestyle through proper nutrition and daily exercise, I lost 35 lbs. after my surgery. The result is that I am no longer taking ANY medication. No statins, no blood pressure pills, no beta blockers, no anti-platelet drugs. I only take a baby aspirin and vitamin D, and coQ10 enzyme daily. I feel reinvigorated, am in the best shape of my life, and had to buy an entirely new wardrobe. It is much easier to shop for clothes when everything fits perfectly.
Several great articles you MUST read:
Learn about the Brachial Artery Responsiveness test to get your FMD% score:
Good luck to all those dealing with CVD, diabetes, and cholesterol.