For decades, heart disease death rates have been falling. But a new study shows a troubling turn: more women under 45 are dying of heart disease due to clogged arteries, and the death rate for men that age has leveled off. Due to inflammation from autoimmune diseases.
Young women who suffer from heart disease are in all age groups even young.
Heart experts they think increasing rates of autoimmune diseases and inflammation are to blame. Many young women who run and exercise daily even marathon runners are havening a sudden death it is due to low essential fatty acids, low EFA promote abnormal cardiac pacemaker rhythm and thus the sudden death.
The women suffer from more stress and have higher inflammation, which has to be lowered by increasing the folate rich diet from fruits and vegetables.
The rates have been monitored and this is the beginning of a trend. An early glimpse of the impact of diabetes on U.S. deaths, said Wayne Rosamond, a University of North Carolina epidemiology professor and expert on heart disease statistics. "This could be a harbinger of things to come," Rosamond said.
From 1980 through 2002, the death rate from heart arteries was cut in half for men and women over 35. Improvements in treatment and preventive measures, including diet changes exercise, get the credit.
But what's going on with younger adults is startling, said Dr. Anthony DeMaria, editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which published a study .
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing almost 700,000 Americans each year.
Nearly 500,000 of those deaths are attributed to coronary heart disease, in which fat and plaque clog the arteries feeding blood to the heart, sometimes called hardening of the arteries. Heart attacks are a common result.
It can take many years for arteries to get dangerously blocked. About 93 percent of deaths occur in people 55 and older.
But a combination of factors, diet, exercise, genetics, obesity, inflammation, hypertension and cholesterol are sometimes fatal for younger adults. In 2002, about 25,000 men and 8,000 women ages 35 to 54 died of coronary heart disease. A common cause of heart disease is inflammation rather then lipids. (Ik)