Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Some Improvement in Heart Risk Factors for Americans: CDC
Mon, 08-06-2012 - 11:41am

There has been some improvements in reducting risk factors for heart problems but Americans still have a lot of work to do according to Health Day News. "About 47 percent of American adults have at least one risk factor for heart disease, according to a new report released Friday.These risk factors include uncontrolled high blood pressure, uncontrolled high levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and smoking, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."We have seen declines [in risk factors], but there's still work to be done," said the report's lead author, CDC health statistician Cheryl Fryar." MORE 

What are you working on to reduce your risk factors?


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Registered: 01-03-2001

My risk factor was high cholesterol which is under control with medication. Also, I do watch what  eat and try to keep my weight down...

Never smoked and blood pressue is actually low, not high.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001

I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol mangaged by medication, diet, and excercise...


I had a heart attack about four years ago.

I am a non-smoker.

Have reduced my Caffeine-intake...Yeah!!!