Heart Disease Progress is Slowing or Stalling, Study Says. Obesity is Likely to Blame.
More than 93 million adults and nearly 14 million children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese, and that number continues to climb each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This trend is having a major impact when it comes to the death rates from heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Any strides that were made in decreasing heart-related deaths in the U.S. are now stalled, and the country’s growing obesity numbers are to blame. For more on this trend, pop on over to The Washington Post.