Heart Disease is on the Rise Killing More and More Americans
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published the stats for Y 2015, they are Grim.
The death rate from heart disease rose almost 1% in the US, driving up the mortality rate and undoing 40 years of declining rates.
The death rate from stroke also rose 3%.
In its report, the CDC says the rise in obesity and diabetes is partly to blame for the rising numbers, and also for pushing life expectancy down.
A person born in the United States in Y 2015 could expect to live 78.8 years, on average, that is 37 days less than someone born in Y 2014.
There were 2,712,630 deaths in 2015, up from 86,212 in Y 2014.
Notably, 8 of the nation’s Top 10 leading causes of death: heart disease, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and kidney disease proved to be deadlier in Y 2015.
The CDC reports that cardiovascular disease has been the #1 killer in the United States for more than 100 years. However, death rates from heart disease have plummeted about 70% since Y 1969, mostly due to smoking cessation campaigns and breakthroughs in blood pressure and cholesterol-control medications.
Researchers report that the decline almost put deaths from heart disease below cancer, as the leading cause of death. That is until Y 2011, when the trajectory shifted, and rates remained flat.
Today, 29-M Americans are living with the problem
Then, in Y 2015, death rates rose.
Obesity rates soared in the 1980’s, and obesity is mostly to blame for the higher death rate from heart disease, because obesity increases rates of hypertension, diabetes, and other heart-related problems, the researchers wrote.
According to the CDC, just over 38% of adults between ages 20 to 74, and 21% of teens, are obese, compared to 15% of adults and 6% of teens in the early 1970’s.
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