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Quiz: Do You Understand Heart Health?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease.

Explanation:
Risk factors for heart disease include obesity, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol and diabetes.
2

Nausea or vomiting is a symptom of heart disease.

Explanation:
While symptoms vary depending on the type of heart disease you have, there are some common symptoms that many people experience including pain, aching or discomfort in the chest and arm, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, sweating  and restlessness.
3

Up to 50% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your lifestyle habits.

Explanation:
While there are some heart disease risk factors you can’t control, there are some you can, including diet and lifestyle. Up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke can be prevented through your lifestyle habits.
4

A diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre and plant food can improve blood pressure but won't affect blood sugar.

Explanation:
A diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre and plant food can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by improving your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, controlling your blood sugar and helping you maintain a healthy body weight.
5

Exercise is also key to your heart health. For overall cardiovascular health experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week or at least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week (or a combination of the two).

Explanation:
Exercise is also key to your heart health. For overall cardiovascular health experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week or at least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week (or a combination of the two). In addition, moderate- to high-intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per is beneficial.