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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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Cancer overtakes heart disease as UK's big killer

Improvements in prevention and treatment of heart disease are reflected in a new analysis which shows that cardiovascular disease has slipped from first to second place in the list of the UK's main killers.

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