Heart Myth or Fact #13: Heart disease is only hereditary

MYTH

If your parents did not have heart disease, it does not mean you are in the clear. On the other hand, if your parents did have heart disease, you are at a higher risk of developing it.

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s best to control what you can. Refrain from smoking, exercise regularly, and eat right.

Following a healthy diet is actually pretty easy these days. Head to almost any restaurant’s website and you can find a breakdown of all the nutritional information for each product. Both food manufacturers and restaurants are making a stronger effort to provide healthy, natural options without sacrificing taste.

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Information for this post was found via USA Today.

About Sherman Health

Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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