There are lots of things you can do to lower your risk for
coronary artery disease. Good habits, such as eating
right, getting regular exercise, and not smoking, all work for most people. But
many of the things you may hear about really don't work.
You can read more about
guidelines for heart-healthy eating that include foods
that do lower your risk. Or you can follow tips for starting and staying with a
hearty-healthy eating plan in:
It's important to talk with your doctor if you aren't sure
about your risk for heart disease and the best ways you can lower it.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2012. Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Available online: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/menohrt/menohrtfinalrs.pdf.
Other Works Consulted
American Heart Association (2006). Diet and lifestyle recommendations revision 2006. Circulation, 114(1): 82–96. [Erratum in Circulation, 114(1): e27.]
Mosca L, et al. (2011). Effectiveness-based guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women 2011 update: A guideline from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 123(11): 1243–1262.
April 6, 2012
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
& Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD - Cardiology
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