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Why does the average person not take precautions for cardiovascular disease?

Why does the average person not take precautions in their life to prevent ever getting cardiovascular disease? Why does the average person not take precautions in their life to prevent ever getting cardiovascular disease?
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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because if we lived our lives for the "what ifs" we may as well stay in a bubble!
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