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Topic Reading-Vol.2403-11/9/2018

Dear MEL Topic Readers
How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk
You probably know and heard of what could increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Obesity, poor diet, a lack of exercise and high blood pressure, you name it. If you simply keep eating and doing what you want, such risk factors increase greatly. Unfortunately, it requires a certain determination for one to do what he or she is usually not willing to do, such as exercising regularly or cutting the amount of alcohol or sweets. But what if there is a wake-up call, like a simple web-test that tells you an estimated heart age? In fact, Public Health England offered a free online test to the residents. Surprisingly, as many as nearly two million people took the test. The 16-question test found that almost 80% of the test takers had a heart age higher than their actual age. Those whose heart ages are older are told that they have a greater risk of an early death. Very straightforward warning, isn’t it? Interested or afraid to know the result?
Enjoy reading the article and take the test to find out how much older or younger your heart is than your age.

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