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The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need to reduce tobacco smoking and to improve ongoing programs designed to help people manage multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure.
Exposure to goats could increase the risk of a certain type of lung cancer, according to French researchers.
People with lower socioeconomic status are much more likely to develop heart disease than those who are wealthier or better educated.
The risk of coronary heart disease in middle age is moderately higher for men and women who grew up in adverse family settings.
If youâ€™re middle-aged, the answer could provide a strong predictor of your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade or more.
Alzheimerâ€™s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
GENEVA, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Results from a large pan-European study suggest that up to 135,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart attacks and strokes, could be prevented in Europe each year though better control of risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes. This equates to one preventable death every four minutes. The European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and Management in Daily Practice...
Treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and other vascular risk factors may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease in people who already show signs of declining thinking skills or memory problems.
Health experts have found that the risk of heart attack jump by two-thirds for those who spend 11 hours or more at work compared to those who spend only 7 or 8 hours per day.
High cholesterol and blood pressure in middle age may not only be risk factors for heart disease, but also for developing early cognitive and memory problems, according to this study.
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