UK risk factors for heart disease

Read on for a few more facts…

This week will have a focus on heart disease – stay tuned for facts and figures

Less than a third (30%) of adults meet the recommended 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables.

Obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled in the last 30 years

On current estimates, more than half the population could be obese by 2050

Over half of adults in the UK have high blood cholesterol levels.

And nearly 30 per cent of adults in the UK have high blood pressure and up to half are not receiving treatment.

Each year an estimated 22,000 UK deaths from cardiovascular disease can be attributed to smoking.

Nearly one in five adults smoke in the UK (19%) – nearly 10 million adults.

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