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Shoulder Problems Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Medical Worker Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

According to a study led by Dr. Kurt Hegmann of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah, people who have risk factors for heart disease are several times more likely to have shoulder and rotator cuff issues. More than 1,200 workers across varying occupations were enrolled in the study and followed for nine years, tracking their musculoskeletal disorders and their association with heart disease risk factors.