Here’s How to Prevent 4 out of 5 Heart Attacks

We all know the advice for preventing heart attacks: Eat right, stop smoking, get some exercise. But, really, just how effective is doing all those things? Can anyone put an exact number on it? Evidently, they can — and the numbers are dramatic: Following a healthy lifestyle could prevent four out of five heart attacks in men ages 45 through 79, a new Swedish study found. “It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a reduction in …

Drink A Day May Help Heart Attack Survivors

Moderate alcohol consumption — a glass of wine or a cocktail a day — has been shown to help prevent heart disease, but a new study suggests that it might even be good for men who have had a heart attack. Harvard researchers who tracked 1,818 male heart attack survivors for up to 20 years found that those who drank moderately were 42 percent less likely to die from heart disease and 34 percent less likely to die from any …

A Drink A Day May Keep Stroke Away — For Women

Ladies, I have some good news for you. That glass of wine we like to have with dinner at the end of the day? It may help protect us against stroke. A new study that followed nearly 84,000 women for 26 years found that women who drank a glass of wine, beer or a mixed drink daily were less likely to have a stroke, when compared to women didn’t drink at all. The study was published last week in the …