“My family has a history of heart disease: what can I do to avoid getting it?”
Lifestyle changes can have a dramatic, positive effect on an individual’s chances of developing heart disease. Stopping smoking, exercising and eating well will help enormously. Between 2004 and 2014, deaths caused by circulatory diseases (heart disease and stroke) fell by 40% for men and 42% for women. Much of this improvement has been attributed to healthy living initiatives.