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Can I prevent coronary heart disease?

The following lifestyle changes can help with prevention of coronary heart disease: eating a healthy diet, with more intake of naturally oily fish such as mackerel or salmon each week, eating five portions of fruit or vegetables daily and replacing butter or margarine with olive oil; losing weight; stopping smoking and limiting your alcohol intake, especially if you have high blood pressure; taking medications to reduce cholesterol if prescribed. Talk to your physician about taking aspirin regularly if you have major risk factors for heart disease.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 17 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Hypertension

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