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Heart disease is a leading 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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Health benefits of moderate drinking studied

There's mixed news about the effect of alcohol on health in new research - light-to-moderate drinking appears to lower the risk of early death while heavy drinking can significantly increase it.

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