Lifestyle habits put cardiovascular disease progress at risk

12/13/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Increasing rates of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes may reverse gains made in reducing cardiovascular disease in the U.S., according to an American Heart Association report in Circulation. The report said 68% of adults are overweight or obese and one-third do not engage in leisure-time physical activity, while only 53% of people with hypertension have it under control.

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