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Know the Risk Factors for Heart Attacks

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Serious risk factors could make you a likely candidate for heart disease, the leading cause of death for women.

A single risk factor increases your chance of developing, or worsening, heart-related problems.  And the more of them you have, or the more sever any one risk factor is, the more concerned you should be about the possibility of having a heart attack:

  1. Cigarette smoking
  2. High blood pressure
  3. High cholesterol
  4. Overweight
  5. Lack of physical activity
  6. Diabetes
  7. Post menopause
  8. Family history of heart disease
  9. high risk age or race
  10. Poor nutrition
  11. Stress