The United States has experienced a significant drop off in heart disease mortality rates over the last forty years thanks to the improvement of the medical field.
But starting from 2011, there was just a 1 percent decline every year. Until 2010, this drop-down in mortality rates was 3.7 percent, meaning that more people began to suffer from heart disease throughout the country.
This situation might originate from the fact that there are also more cases of type 2 diabetes and obesity, which represent the leading cause of cardiovascular conditions. A significant part of the United States population started to suffer from obesity in 1985.
That is why experts believe that the present situation might be the consequence of what happened back then. According to Jamal S. Rana, a senior author of the study and cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif, these statistics show that the situation might soon become critical if doctors and scientists do not come up with a more efficient strategy to tackle the heart disease risks.
The cardiovascular disease used to be the leading cause of deaths throughout the United States for almost one hundred years. But from 1970, the mortality rate has decreased by over 70 percent in the U.S., and in many of the Western Countries after the medical field became more successful.
Another cause that might lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes is an unhealthy diet. Food represents 70 percent of the source of any disease, so we need to eat healthy in order to stay healthy. Scientists advise people to change their perspective and adopt a healthier lifestyle if they want to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain condition that is on the rise throughout the United States. As well as heart conditions, this brain malady can most effectively be prevented through a healthy lifestyle.
Physical exercises and healthy diets may reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and brain disease by 60 percent, according to the experts. Doctors recommend at least 75 minutes of physical activity per week in order to stay healthy.
Plus, unhealthy fats can be replaced with healthy fats from fish, nuts, and olive oil. Also, the required sugar intake can be provided by consuming fruits and vegetables instead of sweetened beverages, thus reducing the risk of heart disease.
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