Heart Disease is Preventable

Heart Disease is Preventable   A recent article maintains that we should fight heart disease head on because heart disease is preventable. The article contains some interesting observations and suggestions, as for example:  “Although the rate of death from cardiovascular disease declined by 31% from 1998 to 2008, the disease is still the leading cause of death in the USA. One in every three deaths are from heart disease and stroke, according to the heart association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Heart Disease is Preventable “Men often develop and die from heart disease at a younger age than women.” “Men suffer from the disease at a younger age because they tend to have higher blood pressure, higher cholesterol, and they are more likely to be smokers than women.” “And men are less likely to be treated for high blood pressure than women” These comments come from experts associated with the Minnesota Heart Survey, a population-based study tracking heart disease. They go on to say: “Men are not seekers of care. We did a study a couple of years ago, and we autopsied people who were under 60 who died a premature, sudden death — 95% of them...