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Heart Disease Facts

From the Experts at FITNESS Magazine. More expert advice on diagnosing, managing, and treating heart disease.

Your heart is your main source of life. So why do you know so little about how it works? In honor of National Heart Month, we break down some of your ticker's best-kept secrets. Hello, love.

By now you're well versed in the basics of a heart-disease fighting diet: Pack your plate with plenty of fruits and veggies, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the occasional dark chocolate treat

Not a huge fan of plugging away on the elliptical? You have other options! Here, one form of exercise proven to boost your ticker—no gym required.

The same vaccine that protects you from the flu can help prevent another major health problem. Here's the science.

Heart disease is the number one killer of American women, causing one in three deaths among them each year. Even young, fit women are at risk. Protect yourself with this essential guide.

Some foods simply work harder than others to protect your health. The following foods can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure and generally reduce your risk of heart disease. Kathy B.

Keep your heart healthy! Lower your odds of developing heart disease with these easy diet and exercise changes to make in your 20s, 30s, or 40s.