Four in five adults at risk of early death, heart-age test shows

The disclosure prompted calls for Britons to ditch their unhealthy lifestyles and monitor their own health more closely in order to reduce their risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Leading doctors said the number of people with a heart “older” than their actual age was “really alarming” and should spur people to quit smoking, eat better and exercise more. The revelation reflects in part Britain’s high levels of obesity and physical inactivity and previously high smoking rate.

Almost four-fifths (78%) of more than 1.9 million people in England who have taken Public Health England’s new online “heart age test” were found to have a heart that was older than their chronological age.

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Autor / Fonte:The guardian
Link: https://amp.theguardian.com/society/2018/sep/04/four-in-five-adults-at-risk-of-early-death-heart-age-test-shows