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Heart Health

06 July 2011

Lifestyle may affect sudden cardiac death risk

Certain lifestyle choices such as diet, a healthy weight, not smoking, and exercise are linked to a 92% reduction of sudden cardiac death, research shows.

 Researchers say lifestyle choices might have a role in women's risk for sudden cardiac death.

Dr Chiuve and her colleagues looked at results from the Nurses’ Health Study, in which more than 81,000 women periodically answered surveys about health and lifestyle. During the 26 years of the study, 321 women suffered sudden cardiac death at an average age of 72.

 

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