What percentage of U.S. adults have good heart health?
Heart disease is a leading cause of death across the world, claiming the lives of one in three Americans on average. Additionally, as many as 9 in 10 Americans may need to get in better cardiometabolic shape, according to a new study from Tufts University, which found that less than seven percent of the adults in the U.S. have what health experts consider good cardiometabolic health. Researchers analyzed five key factors, including: blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, adiposity (being either overweight or obese), and the presence or absence of cardiovascular disease. Only 6.8 percent of American adults (20 years or older) reached optimal levels of health in all five categories. Read more.