5 Reasons to Prevent Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the leading killer in the U.S. All are surprise date with a grim ripper is reason enough to keep your heart in tip top shape, it's not the only one. I'm Dr. Oz, and here are five more reasons to prevent heart disease. For starters, it lowers your risk of diabetes, not only does diabetes affect your [xx] ability from sugar, it destroys blood vessels, that could lead to health problems like nerve damage, loss of limbs, and blindness.

A healthy heart also help protect against memory loss and certain forms of dementia. The same flax responsible for osteoporosis can occur in the brain and lead to mental decline. You're less likely to have a stroke or erectile dysfunction if your ticker is strong. A stroke occurs when the blood fails to reach the brain through the blocked arteries.

Erectile dysfunction happens when there's insufficient blood flow to the arteries of the penis. Depression also tends to go hand in hand with heart disease. Eating a Mediterranean diet, and getting daily exercise can help keep the blues away, and keep your heart strong. I'm Dr. Oz. For more great ways to stay healthy, watch all of our smart tips right here.