A new report released from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown a 33% increase in the rate of stroke for individuals aged 15 to 44. The increase, according to the CDC may be correlated to the increases in high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, conditions associated with rising obesity rates.
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The CDC study compared data between the years 1995 and 2008 and noted that hospitalization rates for stoke jumped dramatically among this younger age group. Conditions associated with metabolic syndrome, caused in large part by inactivity and obesity, are believed to be the main culprits in this spike along with increased use of tobacco and alcohol.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Heart Association. They also urge that walking 10,000 steps a day and living a healthy lifestyle would reduce the rate of stroke in the United States by as much as 70%.
Regarding the alarming increase in the rate of stroke among a younger population, Dr. Mary George of the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention stated, "I was surprised to see the extent of cardiovascular risk factors in this young population. The focus on controlling these risks has usually been among older adults.”
There are 58 obesity related diseases that are currently crippling our nation,” stated Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desks, “caused in large part by sedentary lifestyles. The fact that chronic disease is now threatening an ever growing younger population should be a wake up call for immediate intervention.