More Americans at Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke
This is according to a new study.
(AP) – More Americans are at risk for heart attack and stroke.
This is according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Researchers examined data collected from 1988 to 2014 from US adults who didn’t have a history of cardiovascular disease aged 25 and older.
The proportion of people with optimal hear health never exceeded 40 percent of whites, 25 percent of Mexican Americans, and 15 percent of African Americans.
The study authors not some cannot control factors that contribute to poor heart health including family history of heart disease, unemployment, or lack of health insurance.
However, they say there are plenty of factors people can change like poor diet, lack of exercise, smoothing, and drinking too much alcohol.