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A heart age predictor to determine if you are at risk of developing heart attack and stroke


Recent studies on cardiovascular diseases has showed that we may have a heart age that is older than our actual age. The difference in age was accounted for by our unhealthy habits and lifestyle.

The Center for Disease control and prevention stated that 3 out of every 4 Americans have a heart age that is older than their actual age. This puts them at risk of developing heart attack and stroke.

Calculating the heart age involves the use of an online calculator which uses our age, BMI, sex, systolic blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease such as the presence of diabetes or smoking.
Decreasing our heart's age to our normal age involves working on the risk factors that put us at risk for developing a heart attack or stroke such as watching our weight , reducing our blood pressure and making healthy choices.
In order to calculate your age using the online calculator, click here . More research is still being conducted on the use of this calculator to predict the risk of developing heart attack and stroke. 

The best way to avoid heart diseases is to eat Foods that prevent heart disease, do exercise regularly and avoid junk/processed foods. 

Resources:
Framingham Heart study: Heart Age predictor using BMI
CBS News: Is your heart older than you are?
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