Flu shot could reduce heart attack risk

August 22, 2013 5:49:55 PM PDT
Flu season starts in a month or two and there is a new reason to consider getting a vaccination.

It could reduce your risk of a heart attack by nearly half.

Australian researchers studied 500 people age 40 and older.

A comparison of those who had suffered a heart attack and those who had not revealed people who received a flu shot were 45 percent less likely to have had an attack.


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