Data from the Cardiovascular Lifetime Risk Pooling Project showed that adults who have at least two major risk factors in middle age face increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and cardiovascular death across their lifetimes. "But most adults in the U.S considered low-risk in the short term are actually at high risk across their remaining life span," lead author Dr. Jarett Berry said. The findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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