10 Steps to Heart Health
You can change your fate by simply eating well.
Heart-Healthy Diet Recipes and Menus
Quick and Healthy Low-Cholesterol Recipes and Menus
Heart-Healthy Apple Recipes
Healthy High-Fiber Recipes and Menus
Healthy Low Fat Recipes and Menus
Healthy Whole-Grains Recipes and Cooking Tips
Healthy Fish Recipes and Tips
Next: Step #2: Calculate your risk. »
Having multiple factors for heart disease increases your risk exponentially. For example, if you smoke, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, any one of these factors doubles your likelihood of developing heart disease in the next six years. But having all three increases your chance eightfold. The good news: treating any one of these risk factors effectively—say, you quit smoking or bring your cholesterol into a healthy range—halves your likelihood of developing heart disease (i.e., you’ll have four times, rather than eight times, the risk of someone who doesn’t have any of these risk factors).