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Can you get a heart attack even if you are not over weight ?

Can you get a heart attack even if you're not overweight? I mean of course not when you are very old either, like maybe around 35-50, and you haven t taken good care of your body -little or no exercise, unhealthy food but still not overweight. Is it possible to get a heart attack this way?
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Yes it most certainly is. There are other risk factors besides being overweight. Early menopause - as estrogen is protective Family History - the younger your family members are when they have one the more at risk you are Smoking - this is a modifiable risk factor.. stop Cholesterol - even skinny people have high cholesterol Triglyerides - even skinny people have high triglyerides Sleep apnea - even the skinny have this as well
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