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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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Being angry and upset 'doubles heart attack risk'

Getting angry, upset or being involved in strenuous activity doubles the risk of a heart attack, according to an international study

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