How to Better Your Odds
So, should you boost your intake of vitamin D? Say no to the night shift at work? There’s still lots to learn about the associations between these factors and heart health and the impacts they have on each other. But at the very least, say many of these researchers, you can use them as a reason to keep an eye out for symptoms of heart problems. And if you continue to do what you can to lower other risk factors, like quit smoking, treat high blood pressure, and get regular exercise, you can often markedly reduce your odds of heart disease—no matter what your blood type or age of menopause onset.