Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Risk factors for heart disease can be classified into two categories. Knowing this risk can surely help the individual reduce the risk of acquiring heart disease or suffering from heart attack

Controllable Factors

  • cigarette smoking
  • excessive coffee intake
  • lack of exercise
  • obesity
  • birth control pills
  • Foods (high cholesterol intake)
  • stress
Uncontrollable Risk Factors

  • Aging
  • gender (male)
  • Family History
As you have noticed many of the risk factors can be prevented or controlled. By eating the right food and doing exercise can help a lot in the prevention of heart disease. It is sad to note that much of the food we eat today are filled with saturated fats. Often this will lead to the development of fatty deposits in the walls of the coronary arteries.

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