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Heart's "fountain of youth" starts flowing early - Harvard Health Publications

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If you want to have a healthy heart in your senior years, take care of it while you're young. In a large study, researchers from Northwestern University found that a 45-year-old man who had normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, who didn't smoke, and who didn't have diabetes had just a 1.4% chance of having a heart attack or stroke during the rest of his life. Having one major risk factor boosted the risk 20-fold. The results were similar for men and women, blacks and white

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