INTERHEART Study*

Nine modifiable risk factors: abdominal obesity, lipids, fruits and vegetables, alcohol, all psychosocial, diabetes, lack of exercise, hypertension, smoking Nine modifiable risk factors: abdominal obesity, lipids, fruits and vegetables, alcohol, all psychosocial, diabetes, lack of exercise, hypertension, smoking

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Nine modifiable risk factors account for 90% of the risk for an MI; elevated lipids have the greatest impact1,*

INTERHEART: a case control study designed to assess the importance of 9 modifiable risk factors on MI in 52 countries. 15,152 cases and 14,820 controls were enrolled. Data above is based on population attributable risk data in men and women, adjusted for all risk factors.1

*Bubbles reflect the size of population attributable risk.1

ApoB/ApoA1 ratio.1

Irregular consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Population Attributable Risk indicates the number or proportion of cases that would not occur in a population if the risk factor were eliminated.2

MI = myocardial infarction.