Harvard Heart Letter

Healthy lifestyle may ease genetic risk for heart disease

Research we’re watching Healthy habits can cut your risk of heart disease in half, even if your genes are stacked against you, according to new re-search. The report, published online Nov. 13, 2016, by The New England Journal of Medicine, used data from more than 55,000 people from four separate studies. Researchers analyzed each person’s genetic propensity for heart disease based on 50 gene variants known to raise cardiovascular risk. They also…

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