Switch to healthy lifestyle at midlife has big impact

07/7/2008 | U.S. News & World Report

Middle age is not too late adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle to positively affect your heart, general health and longevity, says Dr. Dana King of the Medical University of South Carolina. King and colleagues studied some 16,000 men and women, ages 45 to 64, and found heart-healthy habits -- diet, exercise, maintaining a good weight and not smoking -- reduced their risk of death by 40% and their risk of heart problems by 35%.

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