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Firstborn: First Risk For Heart Disease?

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April 24, 2002
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Being the firstborn child in a family may make a person more likely to develop coronary disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Asia Pacific Scientific Forum. The study authors speculate that firstborns may have a more coronary-prone, type-A - personality, marked by increased competitiveness, although the study did not look at that factor directly.

HONOLULU, April 24 – Being the firstborn child in a family may make a person more likely to develop coronary disease, according to a study presented today at the American Heart Association’s Asia Pacific Scientific Forum.


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