One in 10 men aged 50 have a heart age 10 years older than they are and many of these men have a heightened risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke, new analysis from Public Health England’s Heart Age Test has revealed.

The Heart Age Test, part of PHE’s One You campaign shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher the heart age, the higher the risk.

PHE is addressing how people think about their heart health, encouraging them to be as familiar with their heart age as they are with their weight or height, and urging adults to take three minutes out of their day to take the Heart Age Test.

People who take the test will be referred to apps, advice and resources to help them eat and drink better, get active, and quit smoking to improve their heart health.

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