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Heart Health

07 September 2011

Step up and stamp out heart disease

Heart disease is one of the leading killers in South Africa, so if you're going to do any cleaning up or starting afresh this Spring, make sure it starts with your lifestyle.

Not only does September signify the start of Spring and new beginnings, it is also Heart Awareness Month in South Africa. Heart disease is one of the leading killers in the country, so if you're going to do any cleaning up or starting afresh this Spring, make sure it starts with your lifestyle.

As many as one in three men and one in four women will have a heart condition before the age of 60 largely owing to lifestyle factors such as lack of exercise, stress, smoking and an unhealthy diet. These lifestyle factors can lead to high blood pressure and cholesterol, which subsequently may cause heart disease and heart attacks.

 High-risk cardiac patients

 

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