Latest advice for a healthy heart

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    Maintaining a healthy heart is an essential part of overall health and well-being. But heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, accounting for about 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    How can you improve your odds? Here's a roundup of some of the latest research about what makes and keeps hearts healthy.

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