Be heart-healthy on World Heart Day
World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the
globe that heart disease and stroke are the world's leading causes
of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year.
World Heart Day is an annual event which takes place on 29
September every year. Each year's celebrations have a different
theme, reflecting key issues and topics relating to heart health.
2014's theme is creating heart-healthy environments.
Together with World Heart Federation members, World Heart Day
spreads the news that at least 80% of premature deaths from
cardiovascular disease (CVD) could be avoided if four main risk
factors - tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and
harmful use of alcohol - are controlled.
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