Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks, strokes, and other conditions, can be largely prevented by making healthy choices.
- Studies show that women who followed a healthy lifestyle pattern were 80% less likely to develop coronary artery disease over a 14-year period compared to all other women. Men also reaped similar benefits from making healthy choices.
- A healthy lifestyle pattern may prevent more than 50% of ischemic strokes, 80% of sudden cardiac deaths and 75% of all deaths due to cardiovascular disease.
What’s a “healthy lifestyle pattern?”:
Source of information: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/disease-prevention/cardiovascular-disease/