In a study of 20,271 men, it was found that 4 out of 5 attacks can be prevented if these 5 basic steps are taken. Even if 1 change is made, the risk can be reduced. However, if all 5 changes are made, the risk falls to 86 percent. If smoking is stopped the risk is cut down by 36 percent and if a healthy diet is followed, the risk is cut down by 8 percent.
If the waist measurement is less that 38in, the risk is reduced by 13 percent. At the same time, biking or walking for 40 minutes a day would cut it by 7 percent. The more the changes made by men, the greater is the risk.