Related ConditionsKidney DiseaseNutrition & ExercisePreventionRisks A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Now May Prevent Events Later On estaff Published: August 20, 2013 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter Cardiovascular disease doesnt happen overnight. Its a slow process that starts as early as age 5. From the moment fatty plaques appear in the arteries, the chance they will eventually block blood flow to the heart, brain or kidneys steadily grows. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?