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What if we told you that you could prevent heart disease, the number one killer in America? Well, it’s about 80 percent true!
Up to 80 percent of heart disease risk can be attributed directly to lifestyle and dietary behaviors that people can potentially change to reduce their risk of heart disease.”
When it comes to heart disease, there are seven things people can do. These are not just seven good ideas. These are THE seven most important things you can do to live a healthy life, free from cardiovascular disease and stroke!
The seven ways to prevent heart disease:
If those seven seem overwhelming to you, start slowly by paying attention to your food choices – five of these seven are influenced by what you eat! So by making healthier food choices, you are taking steps to a healthier heart.
It is never too late to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Why not start today!
For more information, visit the American Heart Association’s website.
Dr. Hank Wu is a cardiologist and director of the Lifespan cardiovascular wellness and cardiac prevention program. He is also the medical director of the cardiac fitness center at The Miriam Hospital, and oversees the cardiac rehabilitation program for Newport Hospital.