Healthy lifestyle lowers heart failure, hypertension risk

07/22/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

Data from the second Nurses' Health Study found women who had all six low-risk factors -- including following a good diet, maintaining a normal weight and modest alcohol intake -- reduced their chances of getting high blood pressure by 80%. Data from the Physicians' Health Study I found men who adhered to four or more low-risk lifestyle factors had a 10.1% chance of developing heart failure, compared with a 21.2% chance among men who adhered to none.

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