While it’s been said that your DNA is your destiny, that may not always be the case. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that even if you have a predisposition to heart disease, the way you live your life can significantly reduce your risk of a heart attack. It’s common wisdom that if you have a parent or sibling die at a youngage from cardiac disease, you too are at much greater risk for such an occurrence. But researchers analyzed the data of over 55,000 people and determined that those who engage in healthy eating, exercise, and other good habits are able to cut their risk in half, despite their genetic make-up. To learn more about ways to cheat your genes, read and listen to this NPR report Here.