References and Community ResourcesTo prevent heart disease, people should prevent and control high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Since tobacco smoking increases the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, quitting smoking will lower the risk of heart attack. People should also maintain a healthy weight, eat an overall healthy diet, and exercise regularly. Alcohol should only be used in moderation.
For additionial information on heart disease and stroke, see:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: