WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- A mother can pass down a lot of physical traits to her child, such as her smile, eye color, or the shape of her nose. According to new research, she may also be passing along something not as obvious -- a vulnerability for developing heart disease.
TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- While the total number of U.S. deaths from heart disease has declined in recent years, it has stayed the same for younger women.
This prompted researchers from Harvard and Indiana universities to look for lifestyle factors that could promote heart health. They analyzed 20 years of records from 89,000 women, aged 27 to 44, who participated in the Nurses' Health Study. The investigators found six habits that define a healthy lifestyle.