Healthy lifestyle prevents heart diseases: experts.

PESHAWAR -- Eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure for living well and longer as both genetic and lifestyle factors contribute to individual-level risk of coronary artery disease, according to cardiologists.

They were speaking at the 51st CardioCon, a cardiology conference, organised by the Pakistan Cardiac Society in Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar, said an official statement issued here on Friday.

The speakers included cardiologists Dr Saleem S Virani, Dr Khurram Nasir and Dr Naeem Tahirkheli from USA besides KMU vice-chancellor Prof Dr Ziaul Haq, ex-vice chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Hafizullah, Prof Dr Shehryar A Shaikh, Prof Dr Sohail Aziz, Prof Dr Kiramat Ali Shah and Prof Dr Sahibzada A Waheed.

They said that the extent to which increased genetic risk could be offset by a healthy lifestyle was well-known. 'Focus on overall wellness while accounting for social context and social determinants...

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