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.
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