How your community impacts the health of your heart

Heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults aged 20 years and older, and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. Because February is “Heart Month,” we will see many events throughout Canada and the United States promoting suggestions for improving your heart health — from embracing healthier diets to quitting smoking. But what about the community that you live in? How does your neighbourhood affect your risk for heart disease?