P-A-D risk goes up with other heart risk factors - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

P-A-D risk goes up with other heart risk factors

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Men who have risk factors for cardiovascular disease are more likely to develop another debilitating condition.

Researchers have linked smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type two diabetes to peripheral artery disease which can reduce blood flow to the legs.

Data showed the chances of developing the disease doubled for each additional risk factor.

-Study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and published in 'JAMA'

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