Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Healthy lifestyle can undo heart damage
The heart, it seems, is more forgiving than you may think — especially to young adults who try to take charge of their health. Researchers have found that picking up healthy habits in the 30s and 40s can slash heart disease risk.
When people in their 30s and 40s decide to drop habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease, the findings showed.
For the study, researchers examined healthy lifestyle behaviours and coronary artery calcification and thickening among the more than 5,000 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.
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