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Yes, Your Clients Can Cut Their Risk of Heart Disease Events

by Nicole Gregory on May 10, 2017

Food for Thought

Never underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle to support heart health.

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown that healthy eating and exercise habits can substantially cut the risk of heart disease events, even in people who inherit high risk for these events.

The researchers looked at four studies involving 55,685 participants. Among participants at high genetic risk, a favorable lifestyle—no current smoking, no obesity, regular physical activity and a healthy diet—was associated with a 46% lower relative risk of coronary artery disease than an unfavorable lifestyle.

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Nicole Gregory

Nicole Gregory IDEA Author/Presenter

Nicole Gregory is a writer and editor who loves to swim and hike the many trails in and around Los Angeles.