Are All Cardiovascular Risk Factors Equally Dangerous?

The answer is no, and the most dangerous risk factors for any two people may differ.

If giving up cigarettes causes you to gain 50 pounds, is the extra weight worse for you than smoking? Or did you simply trade one cardiovascular risk factor for another? This is a reasonable question. Many people have more than one cardiovascular risk factor, and the thought of addressing them simultaneously may be overwhelming. So […]
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