From Featuring Dr Chris Steele MBE

Do you know your heart age?

Online tool estimates how healthy your heart is

Heart disease is the number one killer in the UK and worldwide. But experts estimate that as many as 80% of deaths from heart disease and stroke could be prevented with changes to diet and lifestyle.

To illustrate this, the World Heart Foundation has created a simple online tool that can assess your "heart age", releasing it on the occasion of the annual World Heart Day, which falls on Sunday, September 27th.

By answering a few simple questions the calculator will estimate the "age" of your heart compared with your actual age.

You can try it out here : Heart Age Calculator.

Preventing heart disease

There are lifestyle changes we can all make to improve the health of our heart. The major risk factors are:

This article was published on Fri 25 September 2009