Think you have the 411 on all the risk factors for heart disease? Here are some emerging ones to put on your radar.
Heart health can be impacted by many things including sleep and dental health.
Unless you’ve just arrived from a distant galaxy, you know what the classic risk factors are for heart disease. They’re obvious or quantifiable measures like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity, and smoking. They still play a major role in the development of heart disease so don’t discount them. But the risk picture is gaining new dimensions, thanks to emerging (and often sneaky) influences that can harm your heart health.