AMERICANS AT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease, including: 
- Diabetes
- Overweight and obesity
- Poor diet
- Physical inactivity
- Excessive alcohol use

LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

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