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What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test
4 September 2018, 10:24 | Updated: 4 September 2018, 10:55
Four out of five people recorded a heart age higher than their actual age in a new NHS test - so how do you get on?
Public Health England's urging adults to check their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, by using a new online test.
It asks people over 30 to answer a series of questions - and estimates whether their "heart age" is higher than their actual age.
Professor Jamie Waterall, national lead for cardiovascular disease at PHE, said: "Millions are at risk of cardiovascular disease but don't know it, putting themselves at real risk of suffering ill-health or dying younger.
"Knowing your heart age is a simple way of finding out whether you're at risk of a heart attack or stroke.
"By making important lifestyle changes you can reduce your risk before it's too late."