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Did You Know ? >> Heart health quiz
Heart health quiz

How much do you really know about your heart and looking after it? Try the following quiz and find out.
 
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1) How many times does the average human heart beat in a day?

1. 1,000
2. 10,000
3. 100,000
4. 1,000,000
   
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2) Most people have heard the term 'cardiovascular disease' or CVD. But what does it actually mean?

1. it just means having a heart attack
2. it means having a stroke
3. it means any illness to do with the heart and blood vessels
4. it means either a heart attack or angina
   
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3) The direct cause of a heart attack is?

1. high blood pressure
2. high cholesterol
3. a blockage in an artery
4. the heart just stops beating
   
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4) A raised level of LDL cholesterol, so called "bad cholesterol", is a factor in increased risk of coronary heart disease. What can you do to reduce LDL cholesterol?

1. eat less saturated fat, such as red meat, butter and cheese
2. eat a wide range of fruit, vegetables and wholegrains
3. stop smoking and get physically active
4. all of the above
   
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5) Which of these illnesses kills most women in the UK?

1. breast cancer
2. bowel cancer
3. lung cancer
4. cardiovascular disease
   
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 6) Being obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of over 30 raises a person's risk of coronary heart disease. What percentage of men in the UK are classified as obese?

1. 6 per cent
2. 12 per cent
3. 22 per cent
4. 55 per cent
   
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7) Why do fruit and vegetables help to keep your heart healthy?

1. because they are high in fibre
2. because they contain vitamins and minerals
3. because they are high in water
4. we don't know exactly why
   
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8) Which of the following physical activities is best for a healthy heart?

1. yoga
2. press-ups
3. tai chi
4. swimming
   
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9) Raised blood pressure is one of the risk factors for having a heart attack. What are the typical symptoms of high blood pressure?

1. feelings of nausea
2. a racing pulse
3. increased anxiety
4. there usually aren't any
   
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10) How much more likely are physically active people to survive a heart attack and people who are sedentary?

1. it doesn't make any difference
2. 25 per cent more likely
3. twice as likely
4. five times as likely
   
   
 
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