Hard facts on heart health

A new report focusing on the nation’s heart health shows that many Australians are putting themselves at risk of developing heart disease.

The report, which was published by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare last week, showed that too many Australians were leading sedentary lives, eating poorly, drinking too much alcohol, and smoking.

Lifestyle factors should be targeted to avoid burdening the