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Half of All Heart Disease Deaths Could be Prevented

Posted on 07/7/2015

Today in the U.S. preventable risk factors, such as obesity and smoking, still account for 50 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease among adults from 45 to 79 years old. Imagine, in this day and age?! 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for one in every four deaths  (25 percent) or 610,000 deaths per year. 

Heart Disease Decreasing but Mortality Rates High

Heart disease has been on a steady decline in the last 30 years due to prevention and treatment, but the death rate remains high. The key factor in the high death rate remains preventable factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type II diabetes, obesity and smoking. 

Although many risk factors are more prevalent in less affluent, poorer areas with less educated populations according to researchers, strides have been made with smoking campaigns, attainability of healthier foods and reduction of trans fats in the food supply. 

Doing More to Prevent Cardiovascular Deaths

More needs to be done in order to lower the rates of cardiovascular deaths across the U.S.  

For more information on this subject and other related information, check out the recent edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine

At Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, we make heart healthy meal plans that not only taste great, but offer numerous health benefits. Our customers agree that our meals support a healthy and balanced diet that puts you on the right path for a happier you. Learn more about our difference from other diet plans and take a look at our traditional and vegetarian menus!

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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