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Cardiovascular Disease

Blood Pressure Control - Digital Press Kit

Blood Pressure Control - Digital Press Kit

About 70 percent of U.S. adults ages 65 and older have high blood pressure and only half have it under control, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke.

9/13/2016 8:07:00 AM

Analyzing America's Heart Age - Digital Press Kit

Analyzing America's Heart Age - Digital Press Kit

A majority of U.S. adults have a heart age that is older than their chronological age-evidence that they could be at greater risk for heart attacks and stroke.

9/1/2015 9:03:00 AM

Sodium Overload - Digital Press Kit

Sodium Overload - Digital Press Kit

Americans consume too much sodium. In fact, the average daily intake among individuals aged 2 years and older in the U.S. is 3,500 mg per day, significantly higher than the recommended daily maximum of 2,300 mg - and that doesn't even include salt at the table.

7/14/2015 10:15:00 AM

CDC Finds Sodium Consumption is High Among U.S. Children - Digital Press Kit

CDC Finds Sodium Consumption is High Among U.S. Children - Digital Press Kit

More than 90 percent of school-aged children nationwide eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease in adulthood, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report.

9/9/2014 9:02:00 AM

Reducing sodium in restaurant food is an opportunity for choice - Digital Press Kit

Reducing sodium in restaurant food is an opportunity for choice - Digital Press Kit

The average American eats out at a fast food or dine-in restaurant almost five times a week. CDC is collaborating with the food industry to reduce sodium in the food supply and providing technical assistance to the public health community for work on sodium reduction, as it is a public health priority.

1/23/2014 8:01:00 AM

CDC finds 200,000 heart disease and stroke deaths could be prevented - Digital Press Kit

CDC finds 200,000 heart disease and stroke deaths could be prevented - Digital Press Kit

More than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in the United States in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

9/3/2013 9:00:00 AM

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