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