Study: Heart Attack Risk Doubles For Less-Educated People

Take care of your heart. New data reveals that people without a college degree are twice as likely to have a heart attack compared to college graduates. Researcher from the Sax Instittue in Australia looked at over 260,000 people over age 45 for five years. Among adults ages 45 to 64, heart attack rates among those with educational qualifications were more than double (around 150 percent higher) than those with university degrees. In a press release, researcher Kerry Doyle said, “We know that a good education impacts long-term health by influencing what type of job you have, where you live and what food coices you make. This research provides an opportunity to further unpack the specific relationship between educational achievement and cardiovascular disease risk, and what can be done to reduce this risk.” (UPI