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Can You Prevent Heart Disease?

February 18, 201610 min
Coronary artery disease develops slowly, usually over a period of decades. Plaque, which is composed of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other substances, builds up on the artery walls over time. Coronary artery disease can be hereditary, or it can develop over time from a poor diet and lack of exercise.Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. In fact, American women are 4 to 6 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer and it kills more women than all cancers combined.Charles R. Lambert, MD is here to discuss what you can do to help prevent heart disease.

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