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Stop blaming Your Genes, Heart Attacks Not Connected To Family History

Your lifestyle choices and environment decide whether you will have a heart attack or not, not your genes, said a study.

Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed.

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These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable.

“Because coronary disease and heart attacks are so closely related, researchers in the past have assumed they’re the same thing,” said Benjamin Horne from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, US.

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