Healthy Lifestyle can cut your risk of heart disease in half, according to new research.

The New England Journal of Medicine, used data from more than 55,000 people and analyzed each person’s genetic propensity for heart disease and cardiovascular risk. They also ranked each person based on four lifestyle habits: not smoking, not being obese, exercising at least once a week, and following a healthy diet at least half of the time. Those participants with highest genetic risks had almost twice the risk of having a heart attack or heart related problems when compared with those with low scores.

Interestingly, those who had three or four of the healthy lifestyle habits cut their risk in half, the study showed. On the flip side, unhealthy habits seem to undo the advantages of good genes.

This is another evidence based information you can use to re think your habits and your reasons for a healthy lifestyle.

 

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