Who is at greater risk for heart disease?

Risk factors are not the best way to determine who is at risk of a heart attack and sudden death. 

  • Both men above smoked. The man on the left stopped. The man on the right did not.
  • Both men rarely exercised. The man on the left became an avid runner, lost weight, and became very fit, while the man on the right continued to be inactive and obese.
  • Both had a family history of premature death.

Who suffered a heart attack and died young?

The Outcome:

Jim Fixx marathon runner, exercise advocate, and author - died at 53 of a heart attack.

Sir Winston Churchill broke every tenet of “healthy lifestyle” - died at age 91.

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