Risk Factors

Some risk factors for heart disease cannot be controlled, such as age, race and family history. However, the risk factors listed below can be avoided or modified by lifestyle changes and adherence to medication advice.

• Smoking, including second-hand smoke

• High blood pressure

• High cholesterol

• Diabetes

• Obesity

• Unhealthy diet

• Inactivity

• Blood vessel inflammation

• Metabolic syndrome

• Chronic stress and anxiety


For more information on metabolic syndrome click here

For more information on stress click here

For more information on smoking click here


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