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Heart Disease Risk Factors


Lifestyle risk factors that can be prevented/changed:


Smoking
Carbon monoxide attaches to the hemoglobin of the blood. Hemoglobin is
responsible for the transport of oxygen throughout the body. Carbon
monoxide replaces the oxygen, thus reducing the ability of hemoglobin to
transport oxygen to the heart and…

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Age - The risk of heart attack increases with age.



Gender - Men are at a higher risk than women.



Ethnicity - Some ethnic groups have increased risk of known contributors to
coronary heart disease.



Genetics - Family history is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease…

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Thanks, really helpful :)

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