People who meet the 7 healthy goals recommended by the American Heart Association are less likely to die of cardiovascular causes.
Here there are:
- not smoking
- moderate exercise at least 5 times a week
- untreated blood pressure under 120/80
- HbA1c under 5.7%
- total cholesterol under 200 mg/dL
- BMI less than 25
- a diet high in produce, fish, and whole grains, and low in sodium and sugary beverages
Less than 2% of people reached all 7 ideals.
Those who met 6-7 goals had reduced risks for all-cause mortality (hazard ratio, 0.49), compared with participants meeting zero or one goal.
Healthy Habits Associated with Reduced Mortality Risk - Physician's First Watch http://bit.ly/N9x8ha
Trends in Cardiovascular Health Metrics and Associations With All-Cause and CVD Mortality Among US Adults - JAMA http://bit.ly/N9xzYO
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