Fight history of heart disease with family tree


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If your parents or grandparents have had a heart attack or stroke, your chance of experiencing the same health issues is significantly increased. The risks of developing heart disease are passed down through high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood-sugar levels and obesity.

You can lower your risks and even prevent a heart attack with healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. Even better – you can influence the next generation to embrace these healthy habits. Now is the time to discover your family’s health history and do more to reduce your risks.


1. Map out your blood relatives’ health history using this family tree as a guide.

2. Talk with your healthcare provider about what this means to you and to your family.

3. Start practicing healthy eating habits and frequent physical activity with your family.


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