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What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease?

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  • Elevated blood glucose levels resulting in increased hemoglobin A1c values
  • Elevated blood cholesterol
    • Elevated Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) level
    • Lower than normal High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) level
  • Excess body weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking

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