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people globally had cardiovascular disease in 2019.

That’s almost twice the number of cases in 1990.1

of people with cardiovascular disease live with overweight or obesity.2

CVDs are the primary consequence of dietary risks with 7.94 million annual deaths attributed to dietary risks including obesity and overweight.1

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a heart attack3 or stroke.4

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