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Heart disease overview

Heart and circulatory diseases are the leading causes of death for men and women in the UK. Heart disease includes conditions such as coronary heart disease, heart attack and 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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A hand grip test appears to be a cheap, quick and effective way to identify people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, death from cardiovascular disease, and death from any cause, according to new research.

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