Heart attack


Dual role of infections as risk factors for coronary heart disease. 2007, Pesonen, Atherosclerosis

Measles is associated with a 30% reduction in the risk of heart attack, chickenpox by 33%, scarlet fever by 31%, mumps by 25%, rubella by 9%, mononucleosis by 33%. The more these infectious diseases a person suffered as a child, the probability of a heart attack decreased in one case, the risk of heart attack was lower by 35%, two by 40%, three by 47%, four and five by 54%, and all six listed together reduced the risk of heart attack by 89%.
The level of LDL ("bad cholesterol") was 2.41 mmol/L in patients.And in the control group (who did not have a heart attack) he was 3.67 (hello, statins!)