Middle-aged men have an increased risk of heart attack

About 55 percent of men aged 50-64 are at increased risk of having a heart attack, according to a new Swedish study.

– What we also see in the study is that risk factors such as obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol are clearly linked to poorer vascular health, says Göran Bergström, professor of medicine.

Using computed tomography, the coronary arteries of 25,000 people have been examined.

The study shows that if you count both men and women, four out of ten in the age range 50-64 years are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack.

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