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Half of heart disease deaths could be prevented

June 30, 2015
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

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Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
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August 6, 2015

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July 20, 2015

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Kishan Vasekar
July 17, 2015

Excellent study.As an extension ,if we can clearly identify factors for lowest deaths in MN as compared to Misssissipi , following factors are likely to emerge.
1 Diet 2.Exercise and levels of physical activity.3 Ethnic differences and genetic build up .3Quality of sleep and hours 4 Family orientation and job stress 5 Obesity 6 Diabetes 7 Smoking and drinking habits and probably some small contribution by the most acclaimed Villain CHOLESTEROL..Even a simple reasoning will lead us to conclusion that Cholesterol levels are really the result of unhealthy lifestyle , except in genetic disorders.The greatest irony is that Statin studies show that it causes Diabetes , Liver dysfunction and still prevents death from heart attack.I once again appeal to AHA to consider restricting Statins to very limited cases and saving the humanity.Thanks

July 17, 2015

Except for DC, the top 10 unhealthy heart States are “Red States.”

Dr. Sunny Sharma
July 14, 2015

Nice article! Collection of stats is really good.
July 14, 2015

Golden Rules!
Exercise often. Eat healthfully.
Keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar under control. Lose weight if needed. Don’t smoke.

July 13, 2015

It is a shocking statistic, especially considering that cardiovascular diseases can be prevented to a large extent by following a heart-healthy lifestyle! Modern lifestyle comes with a lot of health hazards and it is important that we follow healthy habits. Thanks for sharing great tips to maintain better heart health!
July 4, 2015

Nice post

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July 3, 2015

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July 2, 2015

Yea, Colorado. I guess marijuana helps!?
July 2, 2015

Huhh. Thanks.
July 1, 2015

Wow i didn’t know this. Thank you for sharing.

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