Heart disease is the world's number one killer. It is responsible for one in every three deaths. It affects women and men with no respect for geography or economics. Other facts about heart disease:
Fact: Cardiovascular disease is America's number-one killer, claiming 900,000 lives each year.
Fact: Some heart risk factors, such as family history, are out of your control.
Fact: A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons against heart disease.
To help prevent cardiovascular disease, EatingWell’s nutrition experts recommend the following heart-healthy eating guidelines.