Heart Healthy from WakeMed Heart Center

Risk Factors for Developing Heart Disease or Stroke

There are two categories of risk factors – Non Modifiable (those you can’t do anything about) and Modifiable (those that you can change).

    • Non-Modifiable
      • Your Age
      • Gender
      • Family History
    • Modifiable
      • High Blood Cholesterol
      • High Blood Pressure
      • Physical Inactivity
      • Obesity and Overweight
      • Smoking
      • Diabetes

While it is important to know about all of these, four of the six Modifiable Risk Factors are related to what you eat. Let’s explore those a bit further…

Find out more helpful tips on improving risk factors…

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