Dec 08

Cardiovascular disease affects millions

According to the latest numbers from the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease affects as many as one in three Americans!  Over 82.6 million people in the United States are at risk.  These are national numbers, and certain regions have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than others.  For example, the Southeastern United States has more CVD than other areas, and is often referred to as the 'Fry Belt' for a strong appetite for fried foods of many different kinds. Other factors increasing disease rates include lifestyle behaviors such as a lack of regular exercise, a diet that is not well-rounded, and smoking.