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Healthy Lifestyle Significantly Reduces Risk Of Heart Failure In Older Adults

July 16, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who followed 4,490 adults -- with no initial signs of heart failure – for more than two decades found that those who followed an active, nonsmoking lifestyle cut their risk of heart failure in half. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization of people over age 65. Men and women who walked at a pace of two miles per hour or faster lowered their heart failure risk. Other factors: participating in leisure activities that burned more than 845 or more calories a week, not smoking, moderate alcohol consumption – no more than two drinks a day – and avoiding obesity.
David J. Maron, Sharon A. Hunt, "Primary Prevention of Heart Failure in Older Adults∗. ", JACC: Heart Failure, July 16, 2015, © American College of Cardiology Foundation
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