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Healthy habits cut women's risk of heart disease by 90% over 20 years

PCNA SmartBrief | Jan 08, 2015

Women may reduce their risk of heart disease by 90% over 20 years if they follow six healthy habits, researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study included about 90,000 nurses and focused on maintaining a normal weight, exercise, diet and not smoking. Data also showed a healthy lifestyle reduced the risk of heart disease for women who had a risk factor, such as hypertension or diabetes. HealthDay News (01/05) Medscape (free registration) (01/05)


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