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An analysis of data gathered between 1971 and 2012 concerning more than 75,000 people found that failure to complete high school is associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Study author Dr. Rita Hamad adds, “Overall, people with more education may have reduced heart disease because they have higher incomes, allowing them to afford better food and healthcare… Or, it may be that they have more resources and therefore less stress, which has been previously linked with heart disease.”

PLOS Medicine, June 2019