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Ricky Tomlinson Joins Lloydspharmacy Against Coronary Heart Disease
Date:10/29/2008

Lloydspharmacy campaign against the threat of Coronary Heart Disease joined by Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson

(PRWEB) October 29, 2008 -- Actor Ricky Tomlinson has warned British men against the threat of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) as part of a new campaign for Lloydspharmacy. Ricky freely admits that he did not take his heart health seriously in the past and paid the price in 2007 when he was diagnosed with heart disease after his wife insisted that he went to the doctor for a check-up.

A quadruple bypass and a significant amount of weight loss later, Ricky says he is a new man. He admits that if his wife hadn't mentioned to his doctor that he had been a little breathless, he would probably be either very ill now, or worse.

Tomlinson's campaign, 'Ten Years Longer', is designed to encourage men who are at risk of CHD to get their hearts checked out. "Men think illness is the same as weakness and it's not very manly to be ill," said Ricky. "The trouble with that is that if you ignore your health then you are more likely to get very ill indeed."

He continued, "If women will go on a TV show to look ten years younger, then men can go to a pharmacy to live ten years longer."

According to a new study by Lloydspharmacy, CHD will rob British men of more than 16.5 million years of life, although early detection of cardiovascular problems could lead to 4.3 million of those years being saved. That's an average of 4 years per at-risk individual, but for some the number of additional years could be much greater.

Andy Murdock, Pharmacy Director for Lloydspharmacy said: "Most men can manage to keep the appointments that they think are important. They get their cars serviced, get to meetings on time and remember to f
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