Walking at Least Two Hours a Week Can Cut Your Chances of Dying Early

Research from Harvard Medical School shows that walking at least two hours a week can cut your chances of dying early from cardiovascular disease by up to 53%.

The special health report Managing Your Cholesterol provides advice to patients on the risk-driven American Heart Association guidelines (2013), the impact of lifestyle changes and calculating heart attack risk.

It also found:

  • evidence that statins reduce cardiovascular risk is “very strong”
  • only 20% to 25% of the cholesterol in the bloodstream comes from cholesterol in food (the body makes the rest)