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One in 10 men aged 50 'have the heart of a 60-year-old'


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Since 2015 Public Health England (PHE) are encouraging people to take a simple three-minute online Heart Age Test.

It includes questions about factors known to have an effect on cardiovascular disease risk.

PHE has analysed 1.2 million test results so far.

The main finding is that 1 in 10 men aged 50 who've taken the test were found to have a heart age of at least 60, and around half of people didn't know their blood pressure.

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Jamie Waterall

National Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Associate Deputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England.

Katharine Jenner

Campaign Director, Action on Salt and Action on Sugar

Public Health England (PHE)

Health protection agency.

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Heart Disease