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What can you do to lower your odds of heart disease?

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  • Quit smoking.
  • Improve cholesterol levels.
  • Control high blood pressure.
  • Exercise.
  • Follow a heart-healthy diet.
  • Lose extra weight.
  • Control diabetes.
  • Manage stress and anger.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heart Disease Risk Factors."

Womenshealth.gov: "Heart Health and Stroke."

American Heart Association: "Lifestyle Changes."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 30, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Heart Disease Risk Factors."

Womenshealth.gov: "Heart Health and Stroke."

American Heart Association: "Lifestyle Changes."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on June 30, 2019

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