Harvard Heart Letter

Healthy lifestyle habits linked to lower drug costs

Research weíre watching People with cardiovascular disease who exercise regularly, donít smoke, and manage other risk factors spend far less money on medications than people who donít take such steps, a new study finds. The study included 4,248 people ages 40 and older with clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), the most common form of cardiovascular disease. Researchers also relied on the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national snapshot of health care expenses based on a…

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