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Is your heart older than you are?

You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much "older" than your real age, according to new research. In a report published today, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted "heart age" older than their chronological age, putting them at an increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Not surprisingly the states with the highest percentage of “old hearts” are those with the highest percentage of obesity.  Both are inflammatory conditions.  Both are best treated by either using anti-inflammatory diets or dramatically increasing health-care costs for the damage caused by the ongoing inflammation.

 

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