Heart disease risks lowered by five lifestyle modifications during youth

By John Phillip

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of adults in all Western cultures.
Many people believe their fate has been sealed through the inheritance of ‘bad’
genes, and no degree of healthy living will have any effect on their risk of an
untimely and early demise. More evidence that this thought process could not be
more flawed is underscored by the work of researchers at the Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine as published in the journal Circulation.

Scientists have found that maintaining a healthy lifestyle from childhood and
into your 40’s and beyond can have a profound effect on reducing risk of
developing cardiovascular disease as you grow older. Consuming a heart-healthy
diet, regular physical activity, stress and blood pressure reduction and
maintaining a normal body weight combine to dramatically lower heart disease
risks compared to hereditary influences. Read more…

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