One of the risk factors for developing arteriolosclerosis is family history. Researchers have found that a person's risk increases if there are members of their family with a history of early heart disease or aneurysm. In fact, studies have shown that you are at risk for arteriolosclerosis if a close male relative was diagnosed with heart disease before he was 55 years of age or if a close female relative developed heart disease before the age of 65 years. It is important to note that working hard to reduce other risk factors, such as diet, exercise, smoking, and stress may lessen the influence of family history
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Does arteriolosclerosis run in families?
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NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital answered
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