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July 2013

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July 2013

7 Heart-healthy Habits Linked to Cancer Prevention

Research continues to show that people practicing healthy heart habits have a significantly lower chance of developing cancer by 38%. Marc Gillinov, MD, cardiac surgeon in Cleveland Clinic’s Heart and Vascular Institute, says that people can dramatically reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer by following a few simple strategies.

  1. Be active.
  2. Keep a healthy weight.
  3. Eat a healthy diet.
  4. Keep safe blood sugar levels.
  5. Manage your cholesterol.
  6. Keep blood pressure down.
  7. Don’t smoke.

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