Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Heart Disease

(HealthDay News) -- The most common type of heart disease occurs when fatty plaque deposits build up on the walls of vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the heart.

The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions to help lower your risk:

  • Keep cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure under control.

  • Don't smoke.

  • Maintain a healthy body weight.

  • Get plenty of regular exercise.

  • Limit alcohol consumption.

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