The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. In fact the average American stands a 1 in 3 chance of dying from heart disease. Advances in medical technology cannot offset the increasingly poor lifestyle that American’s lead. Most people are familiar with the most often cited measures for decreasing the risk of heart disease, mainly:
2. Be active
3. Eat healthy
Notwithstanding the well known danger and the clear evidence that healthy living habits significantly reduces the risk, many Americans choose to live lifestyles that put them at high risk of suffering from heart disease. To explain this seemingly irrational human behavior let’s take a look at how evolution has coded humans to behave.