HEART AND BLOOD VESSELS DISEASE RISK FACTORS
The most important risk factor is an elevated blood flat level (BFL), cholesterol, and free fatty acids levels). When blood cholesterol level rises by no more than one per cent (1%) – heart infarction risk doubles.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)
High blood pressure is blood pressure over 140 mmHg. The heart disease risk in such persons is five times higher.
An overweight increases heart and blood vessels disease risk by 10 per cent. In persons 20% in overweight, heart disease risk rises by 50%.
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