heart disease risk factors

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heart dis·ease risk fac·tors

(hahrt di-zēź risk faktŏrz)
Conditions that increase the risk of developing heart disease, including increasing age, being male, heredity and race, tobacco smoke, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and overweight, and diabetes mellitus.
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Neil Nedley, MD, author of 'Proof Positive,' said, 'The three most important modifiable heart disease risk factors are cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.'
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