Want to gain years? Master blood pressure
Study: A typical 50-year-old with hypertension could gain three extra years of life by aggressively treating the condition.
Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.
Plaques accumulate in the brain two decades before symptoms appear, so scientists are trying to find ways to detect the disease earlier.
These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says.