Study: Heart risk much higher among unhealthy young adults

04/23/2007 | Forbes

Young adults who smoke, have higher-than-optimal blood pressure and other health risks are nearly three times as likely as healthy people to develop calcium deposits in their heart arteries over 15 years, according to a new study. The research, on more than 5,100 black and white adults, concluded that people should start assessing heart risk as early as possible.

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