The research highlights that people with these marks should have their cardiovascular risk assessed, taking into account other risk factors, such as age, BMI, smoking, diabetes, family history of heart attack or stroke and raised blood pressure, says the health body
“Together, this knowledge will allow doctors to assess a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, and allow them to make lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk,” it adds.
What lifestyle changes can you take to reduce your risk?
Eating a healthy diet is a surefire way to reduce your risk.
This is illustrated by the ill effects of eating an unhealthy diet.