If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give your kidneys much thought — unless they stop working like they should.

Fortunately, if you’re doing anything to lower your risk of heart disease, you’re also helping your kidneys remain healthy, too.

Smoking; being physically inactive; or having diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or obesity are all risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Taking control of these risk factors can help prevent a potentially deadly cardiovascular event. It can also help prevent kidney damage from the same disease process.

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