• By Laurel Kelly

Consumer Health: 7 strategies to prevent heart disease

September 18, 2020
a Black middle aged man in a white shirt holding his hand to his chest and leaning against a wall in pain, short of breath and perhaps having a heart attack

Almost half of U.S. adults have heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. And it's the leading cause of death in the U.S. But that doesn't mean it's inevitable.

Although you cannot change some risk factors, such as family history, sex or age, you can take some key heart disease prevention steps to reduce your risk. You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today.

Here are seven heart disease prevention strategies to get you started.

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