Thursday, February 20, 2014

Americans Don’t Know Much About Heart Health

Most Americans have their heart health facts wrong, according to a survey by the Cleveland Clinic.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States, and two out of every five Americans have a history of heart disease. Yet 74 percent of respondents admit they do not fear dying of the disease. And though 77 percent are aware that a healthy diet, exercise, and smoking cessation, among other factors, helps prevent heart disease, 32 percent do not take any preventive measures.

Most Americans know the prevalence of heart disease in the United States, but too few know the signs of heart disease: unusual fatigue (46 percent), sleep disturbances (26 percent), and jaw pain (13 percent).

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