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What can lead to coronary heart disease?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lots of things

Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake.
If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www.Heart.Org.

In brief: Lots of things

Among the more preventable causes of heart disease are smoking, being overweight, type 2 diabetes, poor exercise and eating habits, high cholesterol and excessive alcohol intake.
If you have a family history of heart disease then you need to be especially careful to manage these risk factors. The american heart association has some great resources at www.Heart.Org.
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Risk factors

Smoking, diabetes, hypertension, improper diet, stress, inherited factors, lack of exercise, lipid abnormalities.
These are all risk factors for getting coronary disease. Modifying them can prevent you from getting the disease.

In brief: Risk factors

Smoking, diabetes, hypertension, improper diet, stress, inherited factors, lack of exercise, lipid abnormalities.
These are all risk factors for getting coronary disease. Modifying them can prevent you from getting the disease.
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