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Is it possible for a person 30 years old to have a heart attack or stroke?

Is it possible for a person 30 younger in reasonably good physical condition to have a heart attack or stroke? Is it possible for a person 30 younger in reasonably good physical condition to have a heart attack or stroke?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Unfortunately, yes. Some health risks are modifiable like avoidance of smoking or fatty foods in the diet. And then there are non modifiable risks like genetic predispositions. For example some people have abnormally extremely high cholesterol that predisposes them to a stroke or a heart attack.
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