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Health Tip: Know Your Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis

(HealthDay News) -- Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening of the arteries, occurs when sticky fat deposits called plaque adhere to the walls of blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood throughout the body. These deposits limit blood flow and can lead to heart attack or stroke.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says risk factors for developing atherosclerosis include:

-- Diana Kohnle

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