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5 Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

Lifestyle Tips for Heart Health

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  • Engaging in five healthy lifestyle habits could prevent nearly 80 percent of first-time heart attacks in men
  • The five healthy habits include eating healthy, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy waist circumference, not smoking, and limiting your alcohol intake
  • Past research also found that 90 percent of heart disease cases are completely preventable by modifying diet and lifestyle factors
  • Separate research also found that people who ate fruit daily had a 40 percent lower risk of heart disease, but you should be careful not to eat it in excess
  • Metformin, a popular diabetes drug, is linked to low thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in people with hypothyroidism, which may lead to heart problems

By Dr. Mercola

Heart disease claims the lives of about 1 million Americans every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.

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