Prevention of Heart Disease

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How can I prevent getting heart disease?

Prevention of Heart Disease

Ways to decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease include:

Choosing an overall healthy eating pattern

Achieving and maintaining an appropriate weight

Achieving and maintaining a desirable cholesterol profile and blood pressure level

Cessation of tobacco usage

Participating in 30 minutes of physical activity three or four days of each week

Controlling diabetes through diet and, if necessary, medication



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