(CBSLA.com) — Three out of four people have hearts that are not reflective of their age, a condition that can increase one’s risk for heart disease and stroke.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the average “heart age” for a man in the U.S. is eight years older than his chronological age. Women’s hearts are about 5 years older.
Factors that impact how fast one’s heart will age include: smoking, body mass index, and blood pressure.
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