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Heart disease is the biggest cause of death for men and women in the UK. Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack and congestive heart failure. Steps to prevent heart disease include stopping smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising.

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