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Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease
Date:10/27/2011

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"My message to young adults is that you are not superhuman, you're not immune to risk factors," Dr. Beth Abramson, a foundation spokesperson, said in the news release. "It's important to manage your risk factors at all ages. Lifestyle will eventually catch up with you. You are never too young to prevent heart disease."

Research presented at meetings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed medical journal.

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-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, news release, Oct. 25, 2011


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