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8 Heart Attack Risk Factors Every American Should Know

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Being overweight

People who have extra pounds—especially around the midsection—are more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke even if they have NO other risk factors. Fortunately, there are many tasty foods good for both your waistline and heart. Dr. Milani recommends eating a “Mediterranean diet, which has been proven to highly reduce the recurrence of heart attacks.” That means eating plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables and healthy fats, like olive oil.

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