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Author Topic: A Weak Grip Could Predict Increased Risk of Heart Attack  (Read 3727 times)

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Researchers say they have discovered a surprisingly easy way to tell which patients are likely to have a heart attack or stroke down the line. This prediction is based on the strength of a person?s grip, says findings from a recent study published in the Lancet, a medical journal, and reported by NBC News.

For four years, the study followed nearly 140,000 people from 17 different countries between ages 35 and 70. (Participants were taking part in a larger study about health outcomes in the city versus the countryside.)

After evaluating the data, researchers found that for every 10 pounds of grip strength individuals lost, participants had a 17 percent higher risk of death from heart attack or stroke. What?s more, these study participants were also 7 percent more likely to have a non-fatal heart attack.

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