17 Worst Habits for Your Heart
Assuming you're not at risk
Cardiovascular diseaseincluding stroke, heart disease, and heart failureclaims more lives in the United States than any other illness, including cancer.
"Don't assume you're not at risk," says Dr. Ostfeld.
High blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight, and smoking are all risk factors that should be kept in check.
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