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    What are the risk factors for developing cardio vascular disease?

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  • Dr Michael Davis

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Electrophysiologist and pioneer in catheter ablation and in the management of atrial fibrillation. Expertise in arrhythmia device therapy, coronary care, echocardiography. View Profile

    Modifiable risk factors(those you can do something about) include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, a diet high in saturated fat and a sedentary lifestyle.

    Risk factors you can't do anything about are age, sex, ethnic origin (African and Asian ancestry) and family history

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