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Are You at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Take this simple test to see if you might be at risk for a heart attack:

1. Have either of your parents, grandparents, or any one of your siblings or cousins had a heart attack? Yes No
2. Are you 60 or older? Yes No
3. Do you have diabetes? Yes No
4. Do you live alone? Yes No
5. Do you have more than 8 alcoholic drinks a week? Yes No
6. Do you have high blood pressure? Yes No
7. Do you smoke? Yes No
8. Do you skip breakfast? Yes No
9. Do you have high cholesterol Yes No
10. Do you exercise less than 3 times a week? Yes No
11. Are you more than 20% over your ideal weight? Yes No

If you answered "yes" to more than one question, then your risk for a heart attack is increased. Your risk, however, can be reduced through diet, by cessation of smoking, reduced alcohol intake, increased exercise and regular visits to your doctor to check your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.


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