February starts American Heart Month. Everyone is talking about heart health and how you can stay healthy or reverse any damage that has already been done.
As I am seeing more and more in studies of diseases that have a large life style component there is a major emphasis on prevention.
Remember that old saying – an once of prevention is worth a pound of cures.
While there are some risk factors for heart disease we have no control over — such as genetics — there are some things we can do, such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, stopping smoking and maintaining a healthy weight. And of course, it’s always interesting to look back at what the most recent research has revealed about maintaining a healthy ticker. Read on for our round-up of some of the most interesting heart health-related findings of the past year:
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