Healthy Living in Middle Age Keeps Heart Failure at Bay Decades Later

March 5, 2015 5:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Are you in your mid-40s and slim, without high blood pressure or diabetes? If so, you may already be winning the war against heart failure in your senior years, new research suggests.

The study, led by cardiologist Dr. Faraz Ahmad of Northwestern University in Chicago, found that being free of those heart disease risk factors in middle age greatly extended the number of years a person lived without heart failure.

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