Harvard Heart Letter

Can a healthy lifestyle reset your genes?



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Healthy lifestyle changes can often counter genes that tilt toward heart disease.

Healthy diet and exercise may help prevent heart disease before it starts.

It's common knowledge that positive health habits such as exercising, eating a
good diet, not smoking, and lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure levels
will protect your heart and blood vessels from damage. If you have a family history of cardiovascular disease, these same steps may also work to quiet the genetic code that puts you at increased risk.

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