Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in New York City. Learn about the risk factors for heart disease and reduce your own risk. There are many things you can do to keep your heart healthy.
Some risk factors for heart disease you can do something about, some you cannot. It's important to see your doctor to determine your risk. Here are some risk factors for heart disease that you can control:
Extra weight can put you at risk for heart disease.
Being physically active is important for overall health - including heart health.
If you smoke, you can lower your risk for heart disease and other health problems by quitting. We can help you quit!
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