Remaining healthy between 45 and 55 may prevent heart failure by up to 86% in later life
Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes by the age of 45 and 55 may lead to an 86% lower risk of heart failure in later life. New research published in the journal of the American College of Cardiology publication Heart Failure looked at individual level analysis from 516,537 people across the US.
The researchers found that staying healthy and fit in middle age slashes the risk of heart problems and related deaths. Men who stayed slim, remained clear of diabetes and kept their blood pressure lower lived up to 10.6 years longer without heart failure and women lived an extra 14.9 years longer.