Yes, it absolutely does.
Most of the heart disease risk factors that affect children can be controlled early in life, lowering the risk of heart disease later in life. Prevention is the best way to avoid heart problems as a child and later as an adult.
Learn more about heart disease risk factors for children and teenagers.
Many people take better care of their cars than their bodies. They are careful to change the oil, have regular tune-ups, and use the proper gasoline. But when it comes to their bodies, they fuel them with high-fat and high-salt meals, they smoke, and they don't exercise routinely. Medical advances can't do away with heart disease. Good health depends largely on people taking positive action.
— Dr. Denton A. Cooley, founder, president-emeritus, and surgeon-in-chief of the Texas Heart Institute.
Developing heart-healthy habits in early childhood can result in enormous benefits down the road.
Learn more about Project Heart: a heart-smart resource for teachers.
What can a 1st grade student do to take care of his/her heart?
— response by Dr. Denton A. Cooley.
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