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Life’s Essential 8 Cardiovascular Health rules

Life’s Essential 8 Cardiovascular Health rules

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Life’s Essential 8 Cardiovascular Health rules

Cardiovascular disease is still the number one condition in the world, so we need identify simple ways to reduce people’s risk.

The American Heart Association introduced the Life's Essential 8 in order to address this matter.

There are four health behaviors included: diet, physical activity, nicotine exposure, and sleep.

The other four components are : body weight, lipid profile, glucose metabolism and blood pressure.

The Life’s Essential 8 rules are :

  1. Body mass index, BMI <25Kg/m2
  2. Blood pressure, BP<120/80mm Hg
  3. Non-HDL cholesterol &lt;130
  4. Fasting glucose<100mg/dl (HbA1c<5.7%)
  5. Smoking, never
  6. Exercise, &gt;150 minutes/week
  7. Diet, fruits and vegetables (≥450 g/d), fish (≥200 g/wk), fiber-rich whole grains (≥85 g/d), sodium (<1500 mg/d), sugar-sweetened beverages (≤1 liter/wk)
  8. Sleep, 7-9 hours/day

Reference
Association Between Life’s Essential 8 Cardiovascular Health Metrics With Cardiovascular Events in the Cardiovascular Disease Lifetime Risk Pooling Project Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2024 Apr 19;[EPub Ahead of Print], H Ning, AM Perak, J Siddique, JT Wilkins, DM Lloyd-Jones, NB Allen

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