AS Biology risk factors

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A level Biology (causes of disease ) Flashcards on AS Biology risk factors , created by joehilton101 on 10/20/2013.

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what is a risk? a measure of probability that damage to health will occur as a result of a given hazard
Factors that increase the risk of developing cancer? high blood pressure obesity
Factors that increase a risk of a disease but are not lifestyle factors? environmental factors inherited factors Radiation
factors that increase the risk of cancer? smoking excessive exposure to sunlight and alcohol
factors that increase the risk of CHD? poor diet smoking lack of exercise excessive alcohol intake
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