Beyond diet and exercise: Improving heart health for those at greatest risk

Beyond diet and exercise: Improving heart health for those at greatest risk

According to recent American Heart Association (AHA) estimates, heart disease in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming pace. By 2035, AHA projects that 131 million Americans, about 45 percent of the total population, will have at least one health problem related to heart disease.

The costs of this disease burden—in medical care, lost wages, reduced quality of life—will be staggering, doubling from last year’s estimated $555 billion to a whopping $1.1 trillion.

 

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