World Heart Day, 29th September 2018
Founded in 2000, World Heart Day is an initiative of the World Heart Federation and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardio-vascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke.
CVD is the leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing 17.5 million people a year.
World Heart Day aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, excess intake of alcohol and insufficient physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke can be avoided.
Look after your heart by checking your numbers
Cholesterol, Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)