Heart truths: Changing lifestyle to a healthier one can also stave off a major heart attack

Changing your lifestyle to a healthier one not only prevents diseases, but can also stave off a major health event such as a heart attack

Cardiovascular diseases cause more than 17 million deaths worldwide, half of which are in Asia. In Singapore, one in three deaths is due to heart diseases or stroke.

As Singapore's population ages, more people will likely develop such diseases, given that age is a risk factor and unhealthy behaviours are common.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 08, 2019, with the headline 'Heart truths'. Print Edition | Subscribe