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Natural Standard Celebrates American Heart Month

February 2014

Natural Standard Celebrates American Heart Month

Sponsored by the American Heart Association, February is American Heart Month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. High cholesterol and high blood pressure are often precursors to heart disease.

Although some people may be genetically predisposed to heart disease, individuals can take steps to reduce their risks. Eating healthfully, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking lower the risk of developing heart disease.

For more information about American Heart Month, please visit www.heart.org.

References

  1. American Health Association. www.heart.org

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