Canadians have heart disease

Few Canadians have good heart health

A new study finds nine per cent of Canadian adults meet the criteria for “ideal” cardiovascular health.

Photograph by: Jason Kryk, Postmedia News File Photo , Postmedia News

A paltry nine per cent of Canadian adults – fewer than one in 10 – meet the criteria for “ideal” cardiovascular health, a new study based on nearly half a million Canadians says.

The heart health of the nation’s youth is only marginally better, with only 17 per cent of those aged 12 to 19 – fewer than one in five – getting top scores for healthy behaviours.

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