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Public Health England: One in ten men in their 50s have a heart in its 60s

New analysis from Public Health England’s heart age test shows many have a heightened risk of a potentially fatal heart attack or stroke. One in ten males over 50 have a heart showing the wear and tear you would expect in someone ten or more years older.

The test shows how many years we can expect to live healthily without a heart attack or stroke. The higher our heart age, the higher our risk.

Analysis of 1.2m test results shows the majority of people (64%) with a heart 10 years older than their actual age are male.