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Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Disease Deaths

Risk Factors

Risk factors for heart disease include: high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, prediabetes, diabetes, tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, air pollution exposure, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, and excess weight. Controlling and preventing these risk factors is crucial in reducing risk of developing heart disease as well as death from heart disease.

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Content updated: Wed, 9 Jan 2019 14:25:25 MST