7 simple steps for heart health also prevent diabetes

ANA SANDOIU | January 16, 2019

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New research suggests that following the American Heart Association's guidelines for maintaining heart health can also drastically reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), there are seven cardiovascular risk factors that people can change to improve their heart health.

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