Here are 6 little known tidbits about heart disease.
· A Danish study claims that men and women with thighs that measure less than 23.62 inches (60 cm) in circumference have a higher risk of developing heart disease.
· A person is more likely to have a heart attack on Monday morning than on any other day of the week.
· Researchers suggest that those who stay up late may be more prone to heart disease even if they get eight hours' sleep.
· Negative emotions and depression are risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Conversely, happier people are less likely to develop heart disease.
· People with poor oral health may be more likely to have atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) because the bacteria in the gums and teeth can enter the bloodstream and affect blood clotting
· Notice when people say the Pledge of Allegiance, that they place their hands slightly to the left on the chest? That's because most people think their hearts are on the left sides. The truth is, your heart is dead center in the middle of your chest, though it feels like it's tilted to the left because the largest part of your heart is on the left. Your left lung is smaller than your right to make room for your heart.