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Cardiovascular disease

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Introduction
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels.
Risk factors for cadiovascular disease
There are a number of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including high blood pressure, smoking, lack of exercise, and being overweight or obese.
Preventing cardiovascular disease in adults
Most risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) are linked, which means that if you have one risk factor, you'll probably have others.
Preventing cardiovascular disease in children
Research has clearly shown that the eating and drinking habits you get into as a child can continue into adulthood.