As summer turns into fall, most Americans are still dealing with the lingering effects of their long-ago summer vacations, and the number of people who have serious heart disease and other health problems is rising.
A new study finds that the number who have cardiovascular disease and diabetes is growing by 40 percent over the last five years.
“The trend we’re seeing is really alarming,” says Dr. Robert J. Barchi, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University.
He co-authored a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
“This is a trend we’ve seen since the 1960s.
This is not a coincidence.”
The study focused on more than 15 million Americans, the elderly, and people with chronic health problems.
It found that nearly half of the people surveyed had a heart attack or stroke during the last year.
But, as the study notes, many more people have had heart attacks or strokes and have died as a result.
It also found that the rate of heart attacks and strokes has increased in recent years.
And, the rate has increased by 40% since 1999, when the number was still rising.
The rise in heart attacks has been driven by a rise in obesity, which has also risen in the last few years.
Barchyi says the rising rates of obesity, diabetes, and other conditions are directly related to our lifestyle choices.
“People are not eating well,” he says.
“They’re not exercising.”
Barchis co-wrote the study with Dr. Daniel R. Dickey, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
He says the study found that a diet high in fat and sugar is directly linked to heart disease.
And he says that high sugar intake leads to obesity.
“If you eat a lot of sugar, then you get diabetes and you’re at a higher risk of heart disease,” he explains.
“It’s not the sugar that causes the heart disease, it’s the sugar in the diet.”
The study also found a link between smoking and heart disease rates.
And it found that, even though many people who smoke have not had a stroke, the incidence of strokes is increasing.
The study also looked at a study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which looked at data from 2008 to 2014 and found that heart disease increased by 24% during that time.
BARCHI says that, in light of the rising incidence of heart problems, the CDC should do more research.
He also says that the CDC is starting to understand the effects of climate change on the cardiovascular system.
“We’re going to see a significant increase in these conditions,” he said.
“And it’s going to be harder for people to exercise, and it’s not going to work.”
The new study was published in the current issue of the American journal of preventive Medicine.
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