Good news: Over past decade, there has been 30% less cardiovascular death.
Bad news: We are more overweight and diabetic than ever!
17% of our teens are obese, and there is a 15% increase in childhood obesity. Nearly 40% of U.S. adults are DITs (Diabetics In Training Syndrome), 1/3 adults have hypertension and 50% of them are not controlled!
Conclusion: we may dies less, but all signs indicate a continued large burden of vascular disease unless we control our risk factors. “Get to it before it gets you!”
Tags: Disease, heart disease