Cold may put at increased risk of cardio-vascular disease

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New Delhi, Jan 11: Cold conditions not only lead to inconveniences in your daily schedule but they also put at an increased risk of cardio-vascular diseases and the situation gets grim during the winter session, say experts.

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Several factors like drop in body temperature, decreased level of vitamin D in the body and an increase of blood viscosity may lead to this problem. An imbalance in any of these puts the heart in danger.

Individuals above the age of 40 are at higher risk of heart attacks.

There are a number of factors which may trigger a heart attack during winter, starting from hypertension to obesity. Increasing cholesterol levels, diabetes or excessive smoking may put you on the radar.