Few Americans meet AHA's criteria for heart health

03/6/2011 | Reuters

Fewer than one in 10 Americans achieved at least five of the American Heart Association's seven criteria for heart health, which includes having a healthy diet, an active lifestyle and not smoking, and only about two in 10 achieved four measures, according to a study in the journal Circulation. Of 1,933 middle-aged participants, more than 80% were overweight or obese, 61% consumed insufficient amounts of heart-healthy foods, 85% had high blood pressure and only about 25% exercised regularly, researchers found.

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