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But research shows that if you can reach the age of 50 without any of the biggest risks _ high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes or obesity _ you have less than a 1 in 10 chance of ever developing heart disease, said Dr. Barry Franklin of the American Heart Association, which supports the government's effort.
Under the new prevention plan, communities should consider strategies as simple as building more sidewalks so people can get a start on fitness by merely walking around their neighborhood, Franklin said.