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Guaranteed Health

Work have been offering free health checks including height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels. At the end we were provided with heart risk scores, a 10 year risk and a 2 year risk1.

My 10 year figure was 2.3%2 and my initial reaction was "what can I do to reduce this?". Then I thought about it some more and the reality is that there will always be some residual risk.

Then I saw my 2 year figure: 0%.

Apparently I am guaranteed no heart issues within the next two years. I am not sure their system is robust enough to handle all inputs reliably.

  1. I understand that the numbers are based on the Framingham Risk Score.
  2. The original article stated 2.6%, and has now been corrected.
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