How to Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

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By Molly Clifton

Controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol at the same time may cut a person’s risk of heart disease at least 50 percent.

That’s according to new research in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers say fewer than one in three people manage to control both at the same time.

About one-third of American adults have high blood pressure and about 32 million Americans have dangerously high cholesterol levels.

 




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