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Heart Risk

What’s your risk for heart disease?

Every year, heart disease tops the list nationwide as the most common killer of men and women in the U.S. By 2035, nearly half of all Americans will have at least one health issue related to heart disease. The pace of heart disease in the United States is increasing – more rapidly than previously predicted.

One of the most important things we can do to help protect our hearts from the ravages of heart disease is prevention. Preventing heart disease requires people to take action – to reduce consumption of low-density, high-fat foods; to lead more active and less sedentary lifestyles; to reduce stress; to achieve and maintain healthy weight; and to avoid tobacco and nicotine in all forms (including vaping).

Another important thing you can do to reduce your risk of developing heart disease? Being aware of your risk!

King’s Daughters has partnered with HealthAware, one of the nation’s leading providers of online health risk assessments, to provide HeartAware to our communities. HeartAware is based upon the groundbreaking Framingham Heart Study, a project of Boston University and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

The Framingham Risk score is a gender-specific algorithm used to estimate the 10-year cardiovascular risk of an individual. The risk assessment looks at a wide range of health indicators that affect the development of heart disease.