heart disease

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  • heart disease
    • lifestyle factors can increase the risk of heart disease
    • people can be at more risk due to their genes
    • high cholesterol makes fatty deposits form in arteries
    • diets high in salt and saturated fat increases cholesterol
    • carbon monoxide and nicotine increases the risk
    • smokers' blood doesn't carry as much oxygen which can cause heart attacks
    • nicotine increases heart rate
    • experiencing stress for a long period can increase blood pressure
    • using drugs and drinking alcohol increases blood pressure
    • regular moderate exercise reduces the amount of fat in the body and strengthens the heart muscle
    • epidemiological studies can identify possible risk factors

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