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  • What is heart disease?

    What is heart disease?

    Heart disease includes many different conditions -- some that affect the blood flow to the... Play Video
  • Prevention of risk factors

    Prevention of risk factors

    It's important to be aware of your risk factors the ones you're born with, and the ones you... Play Video
  • Fitness & nutrition: Heart-smart foods

    Fitness & nutrition: Heart-smart foods

    You can actually lower your blood pressure by eating healthy foods - and that will reduce your... Play Video

Am I at risk for heart disease?

People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease, but there are steps you can take to lower your risk. Maintain a healthy weight, keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check, and get regular physical activity.

Last modified: 2012-03-06