Specific Dietary Patterns are Associated with Risk of Acute Coronary Heart Disease in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study
Dr. James Shikany, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
- Less than 1% of Americans have ideal cardiovascular health as defined by the American Heart Association.
- Two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese.
- Only 21% of adults get the recommended amount of physical activity each week.
- 18.3 million U.S. adults have physician diagnosed diabetes. An additional 7.1 million adults have undiagnosed diabetes, and about 81.5 million adults have prediabetes.
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