General population could use improvement when it comes to heart health

Researchers examined the cardiovascular risks of more than 1,900 people aged 45 to 75 living in one Pennsylvania county and came to the startling discovery that only one of the study participants had optimal heart health as defined by the American Heart Association.

The subjects were part of the Heart Strategies Concentrating on Risk Evaluation (Heart SCORE) study being conducted by researchers from universities in Florida, Pennsylvania and Chile.

According to the AHA, the seven factors affecting cardiovascular health are smoking status, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol levels, blood pressure rates, fasting blood sugar measurements, diet and physical activity.

“Many of our study participants were overweight or obese, and that likely had a powerful influence on the other behaviors and factors,” said Steven Reis, M.D., associate vice chancellor for clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Results of the study point to a need for many Americans to improve their heart health. This may be aided with nutritional supplements, like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

OmegaKrill from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 65 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, which are dietary essentials and have been shown to promote good cardiovascular function.

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