Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC, cardiologist, discusses Heart Disease Prevention Strategies
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Featuring Dr. Brett Heilbron, MD, FRCPC
Video Title: Heart Disease Prevention Strategies
Duration: 55 seconds
It's important for younger people to be aware of their cardiovascular risk factors, and to do their best to modify them.
In particular I think exercise is a critical part of risk reduction, and it's important to have at least half an hour of exercise three times a week. Diet is a big part as well. A low salt diet, low fat diet, high in fruits and vegetables, alcohol moderation is important as well.
And obviously reducing the major risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes control, pays very well long-term dividends.
It's important for young people to be informed of their heart disease risk factors and to deal with them before they develop an event rather than after. And, certainly the relationship with their physician is crucial in terms of long term awareness and control of the risk factors.
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