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Nine Risk Factors for Heart Attack

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Posted on Sep 07, 2004, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Nine Risk Factors for Heart AttackAccording to a news report in the British Medical Journal a study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress held in Munich says that 9 risk factors account for most heart attacks.Smoking six to 10 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of heart attack, according to the findings.
Nine Risk Factors for Heart AttackAccording to a news report in the British Medical Journal a study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress held in Munich says that 9 risk factors account for most heart attacks.

Smoking six to 10 cigarettes a day doubles the risk of heart attack, according to the findings. Smoking 20 cigarettes a day increases the risk fourfold and 40 cigarettes a day gives rise to a ninefold increase in risk.

Other factors included high blood pressure, diabetes, abdominal obesity, low daily fruit and vegetable consumption, a lack of exercise, and stress."

See Study Indicates Nine Risk Factors Explain Most Heart Attacks

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