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High cholesterol, BP tied to CV risk in young adults

Researchers evaluated data from six studies involving 36,030 adult participants and found that those who had elevated LDL cholesterol levels before age 40 had a 64% higher risk of having a heart attack, compared with those with low levels of LDL cholesterol. Findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology also showed that young adults with high systolic and diastolic blood pressure had increased odds of developing heart failure later in life.

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