8 surprising heart disease risks

It's well-known that fatty foods, smoking and inactivity are risk factors for heart disease. But new research has revealed some other risks that may surprise you

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Unusual risk factors

We all know that fatty foods, smoking and lack of exercise can contribute to cardiovascular disease. But the well-known risk factors aren’t the only risk factors. Experts are constantly on the lookout for new clues about what can trigger cardiovascular problems. These latest studies may surprise you.

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