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HOW MANY SIBLINGS YOU HAVE, BEING FIRSTBORN IMPACTS HEART DISEASE RISK

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Are you the firstborn in your family? If so, a new study finds you’re at a lower risk of suffering a heart attack than your brothers and sisters. Moreover, Swedish researchers report the more siblings one has in general, the more likely they are to experience adverse cardiovascular events. Usually, when heart issues occur, doctors look to mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa for any signs of heart disease in the family. However, this new work suggests it may be time to start considering the order of birth and the number of immediate siblings as well.

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