The Framingham 10 Year Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score has been used for years to predict those at risk for heart attack; however, more recent technology and testing with nuclear magnetic scanning (NMR) of the blood (Advanced Testing) allows us to predict heart disease and type 2 diabetes (DM2) years before the onset of disease.
A recent study of 2,318 individuals tested compared their Framingham 10 Year Risk Score with their Advanced NMR test results. 84% were considered low risk for heart disease utilizing their Framingham Risk Score.
Of this “low risk” group, according to their Framingham Score, 79% were high to moderately high risk for heart disease based on Advanced NMR testing.
44% were insulin resistant which puts them at high risk for type 2 diabetes and 23% tested positive for a rogue gene (LPa) putting them at higher risk for a heart attack.
Today, Advanced NMR technology allows us to test and identify and prevent those at risk for developing DM2 and heart disease.
Jacqueline Cox, RN, BSN, MPA, CNHC
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