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It's most closely tied to high blood pressure, though, high blood pressure rarely acts alone. It's particularly dangerous when it in combination with:

If you have any of these and hypertension, your risk of atherosclerosis goes up dramatically.

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Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on November 05, 2018

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