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Cameron Monteith L6BR

Biology ­ What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is a class of diseases that involves the heart, the blood vessels, or both.
Heart disease kills more people in the UK than any other disease. Almost half of heart disease deaths are from
coronary heart…

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Cameron Monteith L6BR

There are a number of factors that separately increase the risk of an individual suffering from a cardiovascular
disease. One factor that significantly increases the risk of heart disease is smoking. Smokers are between two and six
times more likely to suffer from heart disease than non-smokers.…


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