Harvard Heart Letter

Healthy habits help people sidestep clogged leg arteries

Research we’re watching The buildup of fatty plaque in arteries outside of the heart, especially in the legs, is known as peripheral artery disease (PAD). A new study finds that middle-aged adults with optimal scores on a metric of cardiovascular health called “Life’s Simple 7” are much less likely than people with less favorable scores to develop PAD. …

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