What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease?

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Risk factors for coronary artery disease include:
  • Age. Simply getting older increases your risk of damaged and narrowed arteries.
  • Sex. Men are generally at greater risk of coronary artery disease. However, the risk for women increases after menopause.
  • Family history. A family history of heart disease is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease, especially if a close relative developed heart disease at an early age.
  • Smoking. Exposing others to your secondhand smoke also increases their risk of coronary artery disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • High blood cholesterol levels.
  • Diabetes.
  • Overweight or obesity.
  • Physical inactivity. Lack of exercise also is associated with coronary artery disease and some of its risk factors, as well.
  • High stress.
  • Unhealthy diet.
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