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  • There is no single thing that causes heart disease and stroke, but there are several risk factors that contribute to it.
  • You can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by choosing healthy foods, quitting smoking, being physically active, managing conditions (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression) managing your weight and avoiding social isolation.
  • Medicines are often used to help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD), depending on your level of risk and other health conditions.

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Reviewed on: 24-08-2020