In Brief: Apr. 24, 2000

HEART-HEALTHY EATING It used to be that heart disease was something to worry about late in life, but recent studies have shown that atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries that leads to heart attacks and strokes, can begin in children as young as 10. Some children are genetically predisposed to high cholesterol levels, but for most it's a matter of diet. Kids who eat an ample amount of fruits, vegetables and nuts rich in vitamins A, C and E have the healthiest cholesterol levels.

WHERE TO RETIRE At the standard retirement age of 65, many baby boomers will have another three...

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