January 20, 2010

Heart group lists 7 essentials for heart health

By Kelley Luckstein

Here are the seven secrets to a long life: Stay away from cigarettes. Keep a slender physique. Get some exercise. Eat a healthy diet and keep your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar in check …


With America's obesity epidemic, weight especially is a pitfall for patients trying to meet these seven health factors, doctors say. "Many people are surprised to find out how overweight they may be," said Dr. Randal Thomas, director of the cardiovascular health clinic at the Mayo Clinic.


Washington Post, by Jamie Stengle, 1/20/10

Tags: Cardiology, heart health

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