Health Tip: Understand Your Risk of Heart Disease

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(HealthDay News) -- Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque builds up in the vessels and restricts blood flow to the heart.

The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says common risk factors for CAD include:

-- Diana Kohnle

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