Lifestyle for relevant to heart disease than genetics

Source:  The Telegraph

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Doctors from the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute, in the US have found lifestyle factors are more accurate at predicting risk of cardiac arrest than genetics history. The researchers said that although having a genetic predisposition to heart disease did increase a persons risk, having a small genetic risk could become significant if the person led an unhealthy lifestyle.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum

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