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heart healthReducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States.

Worldwide, coronary heart disease kills more than 7 million people each year. 

You can reduce your chances of getting heart disease by taking these steps:

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Heart disease related deaths is one of the top killers in the US. In fact heart disease encountered for 27.1% ofwoman-with-asparagus-bell-peppers-tomatoes all U.S. deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More  alarming of these staggering statistics is that more than 151,000 Americans who died of cardiovascular diseases in 2005 were younger than age 65.

The good news is that heart disease related deaths are declining.  One of the main reasons for the decline, besides improvement in diagnosing and treating heart disease is that it appears that americans are finally more aware of heart-healthful habits and heart-healthy supplements.

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woman-chewing-gumChewing gum may increase a person’s risk to heart disease and stroke according research published in the Journal of Periodontology.

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Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease

heart health2Worldwide, coronary heart disease kills more than 7 million people each year. Reduce your chances of getting heart disease with these nine tips: 

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woman_healthy_eatingFrom sweet blueberries to flavor hot teas every bite (or sip) of heart-healthy foods delivers a powerful dose of phytonutrients that prevent and repair damage to cells which is the essence of preventing cardiovascular disease. 

"There really is an abundance of great tasting fruits and vegetables in many colors, shapes, sizes that are not only good for your heart, but good for your overall health " according to Beverly Hill based nutrition expert Jeff Behar.  "You can definitely reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and improve your overall health as well by eating these foods every day."

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Chocolate stacked.jpgChocolate may be loaded with calories, but chocolate can be heart friendly and cut your heart failure risk if it's eaten in moderation and if the chocolate is high quality chocolate, according to new research.

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short_men_heart_diseaseShort people have a significantly increased risk of developing heart disease, according to a report published in the  European Heart Journal.

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elderly-man-heart-attack Heart failure risk appears to be higher among low-income seniors, even those with a college education, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sunday, 26 February 2012 20:25
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old ladyThe risk of heart failure appears to be higher for low-income seniors, even those with a college education, according to new research presented during the 2011 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Sunday, 19 February 2012 16:00
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woman pulling her hair outHigh levels of the stress hormone cortisol, a marker for chronic stress, in a person's hair shaft may raises a person's risk for a heart attack according to a new heart disease study recently published in the journal Stress.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012 11:10
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