17 Worst Habits for Your Heart

Here are the worst habits for your heart, and how to avoid them.
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Assuming you're not at risk

Cardiovascular disease—including stroke, heart disease, and heart failure—claims 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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