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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Stay slim, active, smoke-free: Live long and free of CVD

Everyone agrees: smoking, physical inactivity, and abdominal obesity increase the risks of coronary heart disease (CHD), but just how much are risks reduced in those who can claim "none of the above"?

Men with all three "low-risk factors" had a 59% lower risk of CHD events and a 77% lower risk of dying of cardiovascular disease than did men who smoked, were inactive, and had larger waist circumferences.


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