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Heart disease prevention

Risk factors you can do something about

Risk factors you can't control

What is your risk?

Cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women, so it is important to understand how to prevent them. The more risk factors you have, the greater your risk.

When certain risk factors occur together, known as  metabolic syndrome , the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes becomes greater.

Are you at risk? Take the Heart&Stroke Risk AssessmentTM and get a personalized risk profile and a customized action plan for healthy living that includes tips, tools, recipes and much more to help you reduce your risk.


Last reviewed January 2012
Last modified June 2012.