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Heart Health Month tip

The American Heart Association is observing Heart Health Month throughout February to alert people that heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, even though this disease is controllable and preventable.

Each day of February, the Courier will offer a tip to help readers avoid the risks of heart disease.

Today's tip: According to the Healthline website, studies have shown that including fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (i.e. salmon, herring, sardines, and tuna) into your diet can reduce the risk of heart disease by a third or more. To those concerned about the mercury content or other contaminants in fish, the Mayo Clinic states that the heart healthy benefits outweigh the possible risks of exposure to toxic elements.

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