Research shows benefits, challenges of preventing heart disease

11/7/2012 | USA Today

Researchers at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions this week presented study data on drugs, supplements and lifestyle behaviors showing the importance of preventing heart disease and the challenge of doing it. Experts said there is not enough focus on heart disease prevention in women and younger patients. "We're missing a chance for prevention and missing the point at which we can change heart disease," said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum of Lenox Hill Hospital. "People don't get heart disease spontaneously. It takes decades to develop."

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