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Half of heart disease deaths could be prevented

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Despite decades of progress in reducing cardiovascular deaths, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of heart disease deaths, according to a study led by Shivani Patel, a global health researcher.

The top five preventable risk factors are elevated cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking.

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"Half of all heart disease deaths could be prevented, study finds" (7/1/2015)

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