Heart disease prevention techniques

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in America. Experts have been stressing prevention for years in an effort to reduce the numbers, but according to a new study the public is not getting the message.

Dr. Michael Lim, a St. Louis University cardiologist, explains how half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S. could be prevented.

Reduce the top five modifiable risk factors for heart disease:

  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
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