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Is obesity the main reason of getting a heart disease?

if im not fat and dont have family history of it, can i still get heart disease? are there other ways to get heart disease, im thin, and have no history of heart disease, but i have eaten alot of cholesterol in my life, but not to the point of obesity; could that be enough to cause heart disease? yes but i thought the arteries were blocked by fat, so why wouldnt you have to be fat to get it?
Tue, 13 Sep 2011
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Hi,thanks for query.Heart disease is play of multiple factors,family history,high blood pressure,diabetes,high lipids,sedentary life are the most common aliments which can lead to development of heart disease.Presence of all this together is must ,each one is independent risk factor.
please keep your self active and get regularly examined after certain age to remain fit and avoid heart disease.
wishing you good health.
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You don't have to get fat. Its whether your arteries get damaged on the inside from smoke, chemical irritants in food, or high blood pressure, and the body then messes them up in trying to fix them. If you eat a lot of fruit, and get other antioxidants in you diet, and are a low stress person (don't excite or anger easily, or at all), you may be ok.
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