Features August 2019 Issue

Do You Know Why You Have Gained Weight? Many Don't.

A 2019 Cleveland Clinic survey found that ignorance and misconceptions about the connection between a healthy weight and a healthy heart are common. In fact, nearly one-fifth of responders said they believe their diet has no impact on their heart.

Do You Know Why You Have Gained Weight? Many Don't.

If the answer is no, you could be putting your heart in danger.

The survey polled a cross section of 1,002 adults. The majority (88 percent) said they were aware of the connection between a healthy weight and a healthy heart, and 65 percent said they were worried about getting heart disease. Yet when the researchers probed further, smaller percentages understood the relationship between individual risk factors for heart disease and obesity:

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