• Only 7% of Americans Have Optimal Heart Health, Study Says

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    Peak heart health is rare in the U.S.-and increasingly uncommon. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology finds that fewer than 7% of all American adults have optimal health across five major areas related to heart and metabolic health: weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease status. And the problem is getting worse .
    These five categories were adapted from the American Heart Association's definition of ideal cardiovascular and metabolic health. The study, which analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
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