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Heart Health

11 August 2010

Cold weather ups heart attack risk

Just a small drop in the outdoor temperature can translate into a heightened risk for heart attack in the following month, new British research indicates.

Just a small drop in the outdoor temperature can translate into a heightened risk for heart attack in the following month, new British research indicates.

"The elderly and those with prior heart problems appeared to be particularly vulnerable to the effects of temperature reductions," Bhaskaran added. The findings were reported in the British Medical Journal.

A 'global phenomenon'

 

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