Women Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death By 90% in 4 Steps

Women Reduce Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death By 90% in 4 Steps

The large Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) found that four lifestyle factors could reduce risk of heart disease or sudden cardiac death (SCD) by 92%. In women SCD accounts for nearly 50% of mortality so these life style changes need to be taken seriously.

The 4 Steps or Lifestyle Changes

  1. Stop Smoking – Stopping smoking represents a major step forward in taking care of your health. Not only does smoking increase the risk of cardiac disease it also increases the risk of cancer.
  2. Maintain Healthy Weight – Healthy weight is defined by the study as less than a 25% BMI.
  3. Keep Active – Activity was defined as at least 30 minutes of exercise daily.
  4. Eat Healthy Diet – A healthy diet was defined as following the Mediterranean Diet.

The reduction in risk of SCD can vary from 46% to 92% depending on how many of the above healthy lifestyle habits are adopted. For one healthy habit the SCD is reduced by 46%. Two habits reduce the risk by 59% and three habits by 67%. All four habits reduce the risk by 92%.

How can you not afford to follow these simple steps to better health?

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About John Montague DC

John Montague DC is the owner of WebVitamins. He is active in the industry and is currently president of the NPA East.


  1. It is easier than done but we should take one step at a time towards a healthier lifestyle.

  2. needhelp says:

    I kept trying…but I just can’t quit smoking.

  3. Good health like education is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself. No one can take it away from you.

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