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Flu shot may reduce risk of heart attack in some middle aged adults
Flu shot may reduce risk of heart attack in some middle aged adults (August 21, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Australia - The flu shot greatly reduces risk of heart attack in middle aged adults with narrowed arteries, according to a report published in Heart. Researchers studied nearly 600 hospital patients over the age of 40, half of whom had of suffered a heart attack while the other half did not. Half of all patients received the flu shot. After controlling for factors such as cholesterol and smoking, researchers found that flu did not impact risk of heart attack. However, results showed that vaccination against the flu decreased risk of heart by 45%.
 
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