Posted on Oct 02, 2013, 6 a.m.
At least 200,000 of US deaths due to heart disease and stroke may be preventable, through lifestyle and nutritional choices.
Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US each year is caused by heart disease and stroke, and at least 200,000 of these deaths may be preventable. While the number of preventable deaths by heart disease and stroke, more than half of these happen to people under age 65. The US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC; Georgia, USA) recommends that Americans engage in a conversation with their physicians to learn the basics of heart health; stop smoking (or do not start); enjoy a brisk 10-minute walk, 3 times a day, 5 days a week.; consume more fruits and vegetables and less sodium and eliminate trans fats; and know the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and call 911 for help if experiencing them.
US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. “CDC Vital Signs: Preventable Deaths from Heart Disease & Stroke.” September 2013.