People are not motivated to improve lifestyle despite family history of heart disease

Source:  Medical News Today

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Date of publication: September 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Researchers from HeartAge have found many people are unwilling to make lifestyle changes despite knowing about their family history of heart disease. Though many participants who had a family history of heart disease were aware of their own blood pressure and cholesterol, this knowledge did not translate into them trying to lower their own CVD risk. The researchers believe this stems from a belief that they will get CVD regardless or because they don’t believe it is preventable through behaviour change.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement:  UK Health Forum

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