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how long arteries have to be blocked due to an unhealthy diet result as a heart attack ?

when the coranary arteries get blocked this deprives oxygen from the heart and results in a heart attack! what my question is how long do the arteries have to be blocked due to an unhealthy diet to result in a heart attack ? im 13 so i am not going to have a heart attack ! lol its science revision for summer tests !
Tue, 13 Sep 2011
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we never even learnt this!!!!!!!!!!?????????.........did we???? lol here wdc?? im in london on the comp in the hotel...lol so hi!! tel oys i said hi!! lol...ttyl!!x0x0x0x
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IT IS GOOD YOU ARE AWARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND YOU ARE HEALTH COUNSIOUS.
YOU MUST BE APPRICIATED FOR THIS EFFORT.
YOU CAN VISIT A LOT OF HEALTH WEBSITES TO ADVANCE YOUR KNOWLEDGE.THE WEBSITE OF W.H.O,AND MINISTRY OF HEALTH WILLHELP YOU.
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