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10 ways to avoid heart disease – Ireland’s leading cause of death

Dr David Barton, Consultant Cardiologist at Dublin’s Beacon Hospital, shares his tips for keeping your ticker in the best possible shape and preventing heart disease

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From nutrition to exercise, there are basic steps everyone can take to look after their heart

From nutrition to exercise, there are basic steps everyone can take to look after their heart

Dr David Barton, Consultant Cardiologist at Dublin’s Beacon Hospital

Dr David Barton, Consultant Cardiologist at Dublin’s Beacon Hospital

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From nutrition to exercise, there are basic steps everyone can take to look after their heart

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in this country. In pre-Covid times — in 2019 alone — 28pc of all deaths here were attributed to heart disease and a total of four million people died in Europe. Tragically, a large proportion of these deaths were preventable. Heart conditions can also, in a very profound way, negatively affect someone’s normal day-to-day activities and overall quality of life.

Here are some basic steps you can take to avoid these potential life-changing effects of heart disease:


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