Heart diseases in young people often missed by doctors
Around one-third of young people tested were found to have high blood pressure. This is the number one cause of death on Planet Earth now and we have a huge and growing number of our children getting it.
“This research directly addresses rising rates of hypertension among young adults, especially with the growing rate of obesity”
Dr. Heather Johnson, lead study author from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
"We know that many of the risk factors are increasing in our population meaning more obesity, more hypertension, more high cholesterol...we can’t just go by chronologic age for risk of heart disease”
Study author Judith Lichtman from the Yale School of Public Health.
Study presented at the American Heart Association conference on Tuesday November 6, 2012. The research included the study of 13,593 men and women’s heart conditions records with blood pressure readings taken at least twice during office visits. This research found that close to one-third of 18-24 year olds tested had hypertension. As reported by CNN on November 7, 2012.