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4 Your Health: temperature changes and IBD raise risk for heart attack

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People with inflammatory bowel disease may face an increased risk of a heart attack.

That's according to research from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. The study of over 17 million adults showed people with inflammatory bowel disease were nearly a quarter more likely to have a heart attack. The risk was even higher for patients under age 40.

Experts say doctors should closely monitor patients with IBD and take any symptoms of heart disease, like chest pain, very seriously.

Temp surges tied to heat attacks

A study from the University Of Michigan reveals sudden temperature changes may trigger more heart attacks.

Researchers looked at 30,000 patients and weather conditions that preceded their heart attacks. The risk of a heart attack increased by about 5 percent for every five degree jump in daily temperature change.

Thermometer swings on hot summer days had the greatest impact on heart attack rates.

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