Reports on Health recently released its first “Guide to a Healthy
Heart,” which the magazine describes as an unbiased, independent
tool designed to enable readers to make informed choices and take
control of their heart health.
that could help reduce heart problems could benefit truckers. John
Siebert, project manager at the OOIDA Foundation, said that “of
all the reported deaths of members, heart attacks are by far the
most numerous listed.” Of the truckers included in Siebert’s informal
survey, 37 percent died as a result of heart failure.
disease is also the most common cause of death in the United States
and an astonishing number of people live with it every day.
to a Healthy Heart” recommends lifestyle changes that can result
in lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and avoidance of drugs
for many people. A bonus prescription drug guide discusses the pros
and cons of blood pressure and cholesterol drugs for those who must
take medication. One highlight of the book is the heart-attack risk
test, which helps readers assess their chances of having a heart
60-page book includes a number of charts on a variety of topics,
from how to calculate body mass index for losing weight, to measuring
anger for lowering hostility, to details on drugs used to treat
information about the “Guide to a Healthy Heart,” visit www.consumerreports.org/health or call 1-800-500-9760 and provide these numbers: #P699, 404855.
René Tankersley, feature editor
Tankersley can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.