Researchers found that participants who incorporated more of the four healthy choices reduced their risk of suffering a heart-related event. The finding applied regardless of the individual’s level of genetic risk.
“This study shows that the more of these healthy choices you make– not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular physical activity and eating healthy—the less your risk of suffering a heart-related event,” Pope says. “That’s a very positive and important message.
“You have the power to take control of your heart health through the choices you make.”