Challenging Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Here is our poster presentation from The Ancestral Health Symposium 2016. Read more below.

This presentation discusses atherosclerosis as a metabolic disease, the primary drivers of heart disease and why traditional cardiovascular risk assessment, based on Framingham methodology is inadequate. Framingham methodology is distracting to most healthcare professionals as it does not address the true root causes of heart disease including metabolic disease and hormonal dysregulation. Proper tools that more accurately predict risk including the Dr. Joseph R. Kraft five hour insulin assay and the heart calcium scan (CT-scan of the heart) are discussed. Importantly, we also discuss how to take proper action to reduce ones’ risk. The ‘Muddy Waters of Framingham’  are murky and this presentations serves to provide clarity.

A special thanks to Dr. Amy Savagian, MD and chemical engineer Ivor Cummins, BE(Chem) CEng MIEI for their assistance with this project.

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Download the poster in high resolution .pdf format here

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Jeffry N. Gerber, M.D. 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.

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