Lifestyle and CVD

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Lifestyles choices such as poor dietary habits, smoking, significant alcohol consumption and a lack of physical activity have been shown to affect CVD mortality. 28% of CVD deaths are attributable to smoking, 17% to lack of physical activity, 14% to being overweight, 13% to poor diet quality and 7% to high alcohol intake4. Such lifestyle choices are associated with long-term adverse conditions such as diabetes, hyperlipidaemia and hypertension, which in turn can increase the risk of CVD5.

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