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Risk factors you can manage: the cause of most heart attacks

September 24, 2004
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Heart researchers say nine risk factors account for nine out of ten heart attacks.

Based on a study of 30,000 people worldwide, researchers say that the cause of almost all heart attacks can be pinpointed to one or more of the following:

  • Smoking
  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Eating too few fruits and vegetables
  • Abstaining from alcohol

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