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How do I lower my risk of heart disease and angina?

Smart lifestyle choices to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease can also help prevent angina. Controlling diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol are key. So are eating well, losing weight if you are overweight, quitting smoking if you smoke and reducing stress. It's also important to exercise regularly, because exercise helps your blood vessels work better and reduces inflammation. Regular physical activity reduces the number of angina attacks you experience.

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