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H E A RT H E A LT H ▲
OF THE MATTER
A MAJOR CAUSE OF
HEART DISEASE CAN
BE AVOIDED BY TAKING
A FEW SIMPLE STEPS
hockingly, heart disease is responsible for
a quarter of all deaths in the UK - it is our
biggest killer. Often thought of as a male
disease, with one in seven men in Britain
dying from the condition, it also kills one
in 10 women. And yet that needn't be the case. The
good news is that cardiac problems can be avoided
with some relatively simple lifestyle changes.
Stopping smoking, keeping blood pressure in check,
being more active and eating healthily have all been
shown to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.
Eating too many sugary foods, for example, can
lead to weight gain and dental cavities - two things
that could spell bad news for your heart health.
So cutting back on the sweet treats is a good place
to start. Reducing a high salt intake, which can >
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