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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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