Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:
* Watch your weight.
* Quite smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
* Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
* If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
* Get active and eat healthy.
You can find more information on the following:
About Heart Disease
Heart Health and Stroke
The Heart Truth Campaign
Keep the Beat: Deliciously Health Eating
High Blood Cholesterol
High Blood Pressure
Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the Facts