(HealthDay News) -- About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women.
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Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as gender, race or age.
Other factors involve your lifestyle. The U.S. Office on Women's Health provides examples:
- Smoking -- If you smoke, quit immediately.
- Diet -- Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid saturated fats, trans fats, salt and sugar.
- Exercise -- Work out regularly and maintain a healthy body weight.
- Alcohol -- Abstain from drinking, or drink in moderation.
- Stress -- Do your best to keep stress under control.
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