Your longevity may be influenced more by your zip code than by your genetic code.

The Director of the Centers for Disease Control has released a new report showing risk factors involved in heart attacks are highest in one particular region of the country - the South.

Director Tom Frieden,

"Counties in Southern states have a much higher overall risk."

Frieden is quick to point out, however, there are ways to lower that risk, such as increasing ones physical activity.

"Communities can help by providing healthier spaces, easier places to walk, and by offering more smoke free places."

Heart disease is the number one cause of death, and the number one preventable cause of death.