By: Steven Nissen, MD
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While there has been gradual increase in life expectancy over the past few decades, quality of life hasn’t necessarily improved. Medical issues that come with chronic conditions such as of heart disease and type 2 diabetes can create a number of challenges.
It’s important to engage in heart-healthy behaviors — such as not smoking, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure and exercising regularly— so that you can live not only longer, but better.