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For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors
Date:1/18/2010

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"However, if your LDL cholesterol is high, but your overall cardiac risk is low, taking a statin does not make sense for you. If your cholesterol is your only risk factor and you're younger, you should work on diet and exercise," he added.

The study was published online Jan. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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The American Heart Association outlines the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and heart attack.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Michigan Health System, news release, Jan. 18, 2010


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