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How can men lower their risk of heart disease?
Saturday, 20 June · 2 min read

Men are more likely to develop heart disease during their lifetime -- and more likely to have a heart attack.

Heart disease means conditions that narrow or block blood vessels, which can lead to a heart attack and sometimes a stroke.

The reason why men are more affected than women isn’t fully understood, but high blood pressure or cholesterol and smoking are known risk factors.

Certain lifestyle factors, such as being overweight, having diabetes, not exercising enough and drinking too much alcohol, can also increase your chances of developing heart disease.

But there are things you can do to help reduce your risk. You can:

  • have regular cholesterol and blood pressure checks
  • avoid smoking
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • stay physically active
  • drink alcohol in moderation
  • eat healthily

You can learn more about heart disease here.

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When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy. -- Chinese proverb