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Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Heart Disease

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Heart Disease

03/09/12

(HealthDay News) -- The most common type of heart disease occurs when fatty plaque deposits build up on the walls of vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the heart.

The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions to help lower your risk:

  • Keep cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure under control.
  • Don't smoke.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Get plenty of regular exercise.
  • Limit alcohol consumption.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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