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Coronary heart disease

The main factors that can increase your risk of developing coronary heart disease include: smoking, high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, diabetes, being overweight or obese, family history, ethnic background, gender and age. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy behaviours.

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