Nine Risk Factors for Heart Attack14 years, 8 months ago
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.
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."
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