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What are the causes of coronary heart disease?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait!

In brief: Several
Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait!

In brief: Several things
Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait!
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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