Factors That Lead to Cardiovascular Disease

Many risk factors are linked to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Most people develop cardiovascular disease because of poor lifestyle and dietary choices. The number of gene-related factors for CVD is only 5% or less with the burden of activating the risk placed on lifestyle and personal choices. Heart disease is caused by bad habits like choosing the wrong food and lifestyle choices like eating fast foods and food high in fat, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, and lack of exercise.

Diet plays a very significant role in either protecting or pre-disposing persons to heart disease. Research is conclusive that eating animal fat, with the low consumption of fresh vegetables and fruit, and high intake of alcohol, will increase one’s risk of heart disease.

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