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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.17

     challenging words:    angiography, angioplasty, atherosclerosis, bypass, cardiovascular, coronary, diseased, electrocardiogram, hypertension, interruption, tendency, discomfort, genetic, ultrasound, fatty, lifestyle
     content words:    United States

Other Languages
     Spanish: Las enfermedades cardiovasculares

Cardiovascular Diseases
By Jennifer Kenny

1     How old are you? You probably think you are too young to worry about cardiovascular disease. It is true that most individuals who die from cardiovascular disease are over 40. What's important for you to know, though, is that childhood marks the beginning of cardiovascular disease for many people. By taking care of your heart today, you will be helping your body later on in life.
2     Cardiovascular diseases are the diseases that damage the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease may result in heart attack or stroke.
3     Some families have a stronger genetic tendency toward cardiovascular disease than others. However, lifestyle choices can affect everyone - those with a stronger tendency and those without.
4     Stephen, for example, has many relatives in his family who have suffered from heart attacks. He has learned some tips for protecting his heart and blood vessels before he has any problem. Stephen's family eats lots of fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats. His parents try to buy foods that are low in cholesterol. They also don't add extra salt to their food. Everyone in Stephen's family watches their weight. They exercise, and they don't smoke. Their doctor checks their blood pressure and cholesterol. Stephen's family also uses stress management techniques to deal with stress in a healthy way and minimize its effect on their hearts. These tips are good ideas for all people. How many of them do you and your family follow?
5     Following your doctor's advice is important since the leading cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease. It kills more than half a million Americans each year.

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