Linda Ohr

Linda Milo Ohr

The Beat on Heart Health

Cardiovascular diseases affect nearly half of American adults and are the No. 1 cause of death globally. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), in 2017, coronary heart disease was the leading cause (42.6%) of deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease in the United States, followed by stroke (17.0%), high blood pressure (10.5%), heart failure (9.4%), diseases of the arteries (2.9%), and other cardiovascular diseases (17.6%) (Virani et al. 2020).

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Linda Milo Ohr is a food scientist and writer based in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ([email protected]).
Linda Ohr