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Children of Obese Moms May Die Sooner From Cardiovascular Disease

The warning signs of a potential epidemic in heart disease are becoming more evident, new research showing that moms who are very heavy during pregnancy may be saddling their children with more than just a few extra pounds.

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Five Celebrities Who Have Battled Heart Disease

Money, power, drivers, personal assistants at your beck and call ... who doesn't occasionally fantasize about being famous? From the pages of those glossy magazines, it seems like celebrities have it all. And it turns out they really do have it all—even heart disease.

As we near the end of National Heart Health Month, it's important to remember that no one is immune to heart disease, not even those people staring back at us from the magazine covers. Here are five celebrities who have battled heart disease:

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What Are the Best and Worst Cities in America for Heart Health?

Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld where a hypochondria-fueled George Costanza thinks he's having a heart attack after watching a segment on PBS called “Coronary Country”? Well, maybe George had a point. It turns out there are plenty of reasons to be fearful of heart disease, the leading killer of people in the United States.

Recently, the folks at Men's Health set out to find exactly where in America the dreaded heart disease resides the most.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek Suffers Heart Attack

Alex Trebek gave new meaning to ‘Jeopardy!’ when the longtime game show host landed in the hospital on Saturday after what’s been deemed a “mild heart attack.”

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Volkswagen’s ‘Little Darth Vader’ Max Page to Undergo Open Heart Surgery

Although you probably wouldn’t recognize Max Page, you have almost certainly seen him before. The 7-year-old played miniature Darth Vader in Volkswagen’s 2011 Super Bowl ad, a spot that is among the most popular in the history of the Big Game.

After the commercial aired, Max made an appearance on ‘Today,’ where his mom revealed he had been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect at birth and has since worn a pacemaker.

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Researchers Find Link between Depression and Heart Health

Mental state can play a crucial role in physical health. New research from Tel Aviv University suggests poor mental health can interfere with the heart.

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Y Chromosome May Increase Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

Men tend to get coronary artery disease much earlier than women. A new study published in the journal Lancet indicates it could be because of genetic markers on the Y chromosome.

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Scientist Find Link Between Heart Disease and Prostate Cancer

Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute found a proven link between coronary artery disease and prostate cancer, indicating the two ailments may have joint causes.

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Study: The Heart Can Make "Bad Fat" Burn Calories

A team of researchers at the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando found that hormones produced by the heart can cause regular fat calls from mice and humans to taken on characteristics of brown fat cells.

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Is Red Wine Really Good For Your Heart?

Despite previous reports, a recently released study finds a glass of red wine a day might not defend against heart disease.

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