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Heart disease overview

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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Is your heart older than you?

One in 10 men aged 50 have hearts that are effectively 10 years older, say health experts.

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