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What can we do to prevent the heart diseases that are inherited from family like blockage?

what can we do to prevent the heart diseases that r inherited from family like blockage? Blockage menas that arteries and veins to or from heart get blocked by the high cholestrol level. It can be worsened by conditions like diabetes .
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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You can visit your doctor regularly, maintain a healthy bmi, never smoke, adopt a diet low in saturated and trans fats, exercise 4-5 times per week for at least 30 minutes, get your cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure checked often, and make a plan to address those issues if any of them are problematic. Good luck! My family history is bad for heart disease, too.
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