Heart attack in young bacon and sausage eating cheese maker
Just 44 years old (younger than me) but a heart attack and then quadruple bypass all the same.
Here are a few quotes from this article published this week by lep.co.uk.
“Quadruple bypass patient, Graham Kirkham, 44, of Kirkham’s Cheeses, Beesley’s Farm, Mill Lane, in Goosnargh, England, thought he was fairly fit and active and never imagined he would suffer a heart attack at such a young age”.
“Graham, who had his heart attack in November last year, recalls: “I had a bit of discomfort in my stomach which felt a bit like indigestion. So I just took some indigestion tablets and ignored the pains for a few days. It was a Sunday morning and I was on my way to a Christmas market in Manchester and had a van full of cheese and thought I would just go into hospital on my way”.
“Graham says because he worked on a farm and had a physically active job, he had never considered he was at risk of heart problems “I thought I was bullet-proof as I was never ill and worked long hours in a very physical job”.
“I did eat a lot of cheese, but I think the reason I had a heart attack was because I have a history of heart disease on both sides of the family. My diet probably wasn’t great before the heart attack as I ate a lot of bacon, egg and sausage which are high in saturated fat”.
You can make up your own mind about the probable cause of the heart disease and his understanding of genetics, genetic expression, diet, lifestyle and environment.
Here is an article in full: http://www.lep.co.uk/news/health/local/it-just-seemed-ludicrous-that-i-was-having-a-heart-attack-at-age-44-1-5966264