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Heart attack - THIS could lower risk even if you have high blood pressure

HEART attacks - which are caused when blood supply to the heart is temporarily reduced or cut off - are usually caused by high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Award Winning Blog Heart Health grapefruit healthy diet nutrition Source Type: blogs
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Source: BMC Endocrine Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle cholesterol diabetes gluten-free grain-free Inflammation low-carb triglycerides Weight Loss Wheat Belly Total Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Undoctored Wheat Belly Lifestyle Source Type: blogs
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