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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 06 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1694

Obesity recognised as major risk factor for heart attacks: The American Heart Association is adding obesity to its list of major risk factors that people can control to prevent coronary heart disease. The list includes smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and a sedentary lifestyle.

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