Is healthy aging in your genes?

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Is healthy aging in your genes?

Sure, your genes affect your health. But your lifestyle, your environment and even chance may matter even more. What you eat, how much you exercise, how well you control your blood pressure and whether you smoke all play a role in whether you actually develop a heart condition. Stack the cards in your favor with healthy lifestyle choices.

Last Updated: 2012-01-14
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