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Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

  1. Atherosclerosis

    Atherosclerosis is a type of arteriosclerosis caused by a build-up of plaque in the inner lining of an artery.

  2. Cholesterol in the Blood

    The cholesterol in your blood comes from the foods you eat and your liver—but your liver makes all of the cholesterol your body needs.

  3. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease

    The Choose My Plate plan from the federal government is a guideline to help you eat a healthy diet.

  4. High Blood Pressure/Hypertension

    High blood pressure, or hypertension, increases the risk for coronary heart disease (heart attack) and stroke (brain attack).

  5. Lower Your Cholesterol

    High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined.

  6. Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

    Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don't treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their heart. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.

  7. Managing Hypertension with the DASH Diet

    A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduced blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.

  8. Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

    Living a healthier lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. Don't smoke, eat a heart-healthy diet, and get regular exercise.