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3 surprising ways to protect your heart

Eat more fruits and veggies, exercise, lose weight and stop smoking: You know those will help protect your heart. Here are three more strategies to consider, based on the newest research:

Get your teeth cleaned. People who had their pearly whites professionally scrubbed had a 24 percent lower risk of heart attack and 13 percent lower risk of stroke compared with those who never had a dental cleaning, according to early research presented at the most recent American Heart Association scientific meeting.

Drink less sugar. Though it's true that sipping on too many sweetened beverages can lead to obesity (a …

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