Saturday, December 27, 2014

Quiz on heart disease—I got about 70%

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. One in four women die of heart disease, while one in 30 die of breast cancer. Obesity isn’t the biggest risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.5% of Americans are at risk for heart disease because of inactivity. The percentages of U.S. adults with other key risk factors are: obesity, 33.9%; high blood pressure, 30.5%; cigarette smoking, 20.8%; high cholesterol, 15.6%; and diabetes, 10.1%.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes! It's amazing the focus on breast cancer. Women who obsessively support one another over something they can't control? YET stay silent & non-supportive over risk factors for heart disease that they have control over...not being overweight or obese, not being inactive, taking meds diligently for hypertension, eating healthy, & not smoking cigarettes! Blows my mind! Caitlyn