Most Americans don’t know their own heart numbers 

More Americans need to discover their heart risk factors earlier in life, according to a new national survey conducted by The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.

The survey discovered that fewer than half know their blood pressure or ideal weight, and less than one in five know their cholesterol or blood sugar levels.

“Recognizing heart disease risk factors early and adequately treating them can potentially prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart failure. As a society, we need to shift from sick care to preventative care so people can live their best and fullest lives possible,” said Laxmi Mehta, M.D., director of preventative cardiology and women’s cardiovascular health at Wexner. 

Full story: The Ohio State University

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