Heart disease prevention
Risk factors you can do something about
Risk factors you cannot 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.
Last reviewed : January 2012