Adherence to 7 cardiovascular health metrics lowers risk of premature death

Meeting 7 recommendations for improving cardiovascular health could prevent premature deaths.

Key Point: Adherence to a series of healthy behaviors can protect against premature overall and cardiovascular mortality.

Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 3 time periods (1988-1994, 1999-2004, 2005-2010) to assess adherence to 7 recommendations from the American Heart Association—not smoking, being physically active, having normal total cholesterol, blood glucose, and blood pressure levels, maintaining a normal weight, and...

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