Take time to focus on preventing heart disease

June is Men’s Health Month. The national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthfully.

The focus in this column is on cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of preventable death in men. Thanks to the Talking About Men’s Health blog (part of the Men’s Health Network) for the content provided here, which focuses on prevention as the paramount strategy to ward off heart disease in men.

Every 36 seconds in the United States, one adult dies from cardiovascular disease (CVD)…a life shortened because of a disease that can often be prevented. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every four deaths of men across most racial and ethnic groups.

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