Researchers looked at 23 wealthy countries beginning in 2000 and found that heart disease and stroke have stopped declining and have now switched to inclining.
Out of the 23 countries studied, seven countries specifically have seen a rise in cardiovascular death rates. In the United States and Canada, both men and women have had increases in death rates.
One reason attributed to the increase is the steady increase of obesity in these wealthy countries. In Australia and United States for example, 1/3 of the population is obese and another 1/3 is overweight.
One positive outlook on the increase in cardiovascular rates is that Public Health is doing its job. One reason is that more people know and understand the symptoms so they are going in to get treated. This would in fact increase the numbers of people living with cardiovascular disease. It could also be due to the fact that our medical technology is increasing so people are living longer with these conditions.
The way to reverse the trend is to eat healthier, get more exercise, and steady sleep. But, that is easier said than done.
The best way to combat this trend is to understand the risk factors and do early intervention with yourself before the risk factors set in.
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