Risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Information and advice on risk factors for cardiovascular disease

What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?

Your risk of developing cardiovascular disease can be higher as a result of certain habits or health conditions (known as risk factors). Many of these can be controlled or managed, either through lifestyle changes, or treatment.

Some lifestyle factors which can influence your risk of cardiovascular disease are:

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