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Heart disease and cancer risk may be linked

People with heart disease also have a higher risk of developing cancer, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions in November 2019.

Researchers evaluated data from 12,712 people from the Framingham Heart Study who did not have heart disease or cancer at the study’s launch. They used a risk estimator that predicts a person’s chance for getting heart disease within 10 years.

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