12 Strange Heart Disease Risk Factors That May Surprise You

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Living at Low Altitudes

Living at high altitudes means cooler temperatures, greater snowfall, and apparently, decreased risk of heart disease. According to a 2017 study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, people who live at altitudes between 457 and 2,297 meters are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome—a cluster of conditions that heightens the risk of heart disease and stroke—than those at sea level.

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