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CDC: Your heart is probably a lot older than you are
Washington Post

As a new way of looking at our chances of having a heart attack or stroke, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a sobering nationwide statistic Tuesday on the “age” of your heart, the vital organ that we insist on abusing through smoking, rich food or other excesses.

Because of these factors and others, U.S. men’s hearts are an average of 7.8 years older than their chronological ages. Women do a little better, with hearts an average of 5.4 years older than chronological age.