What is your heart age? New data shows how old your heart is compared to your real age

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A new way to calculate how old you heart is has surfaced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC uses data from a massive heart study and has found that 69 million people have a heart that is five or more years older than they are.

The average man’s heart is eight years older, and women fare a bit better at five.

So why are hearts older than we are?

“The main things driving that are smoking, high blood pressure that isn’t well controlled high cholesterol that’s not adequately controlled and weight, diabetes and physical activity,” said Tom Frieden, CID Director.

Race also factors in with African Americans having the oldest hearts.

Doctors say a healthy lifestyle can actually make your heart younger than you really are.

To see your heart’s age, CLICK HERE.



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