Where, you might be wondering, do the healthiest hearts reside in the U.S. of A?
Well, you're in luck: Men's Health ranked 100 cities for best and worst for heart health.
They graded the cities ("A" through "F") based on several factors -- the first being the cities' death rates for heart disease. Other factors included the number of people who smoke, don't exercise and are overweight or obese -- all known contributors to an unhealthy heart. Men's Health also looked at numbers of people who have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol (which they collected from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Lastly, the magazine looked at how many households floss (since we know poor oral hygiene can contribute to heart problems) and EPA statistics of "bad-air days" to produce the list.
San Francisco earned an "A+," ranking highest on the list for best heart health, while Philadelphia received a flat-out "F," placing last. Below are the 10 cities with the worst heart health -- all scoring an "F" grade. Does your city fall anywhere on the spectrum?
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