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World Heart Day
Today is World Heart Day, created to inform people around the globe that heart disease or cardiovascular disease are the world's leading cause of death, claiming almost 17 million lives each year.
While you can't control all of the risk factors associated with heart disease, such as heredity, an estimated 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided if the main risk factors are controlled, such as smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, diabetes, weight and physical activity.
Take steps today to care for your heart by seeing your physician, and start taking little steps to improve your health that will go a long way.
To learn more about building a heart-healthy diet, consult a registered dietitian and learn more at Heart Health and Diet.
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