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Risk Factors for Heart Disease

August 11, 2002

HEART DISEASE

RISK FACTORS

Inflammation is a newly recognized risk factor for coronary heart disease. Among the other risk factors:

* Increasing age.

* Being male.

* Having parents with heart disease.

* Smoking.

* Total cholesterol over 239.

* HDL, the good cholesterol, below 35.

* High blood pressure.

* Lack of physical activity.

* Being overweight.

* Diabetes.

Source: Associated Press

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