Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Heart Disease: The Numbers

Back in December 2013, I wrote a post on heart disease and how it's very quietly killing millions of people every year. It's the number one cause of death in the United States and in the world... and yet, it tends to get overlooked frequently. And it's not just in the United States; in fact, about 80% of the deaths caused by heart disease each year occur in low- and middle-income countries.

About half of all adults have at least one risk factor for heart disease, which approximately doubles your risk--do you know if you are in danger?

The good news about heart disease is that it's largely preventable. We can reduce our risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 80% if we choose to.

I had the honor of being contacted by Healthline with this beautiful infographic about heart disease--check it out to see heart disease by the numbers, see where in the world heart disease is most prevalent, find out if you are at risk, and learn how to drastically reduce your chance of heart attack or stroke.

Heart Infographic