Most people know that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, but what isn’t immediately apparent is that more young people are succumbing to this risk.
This information is based on recent research conducted at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. This is due to the overall cardiovascular health seen in teenagers and young adults in the United States today. This study found that in a sample of people ages 12 to 19, many of the total 5,547 had high blood sugar and consumed a poor diet.
“Their future is bleak. Cardiovascular disease is a lifelong process. The plaques that kill us in our 40s and 50s start to form in adolescence and young adulthood. These risk factors really matter,” said Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, associate professor at the School of Medicine.
Help improve the future of the adolescents in your family and reduce their risk of premature death from heart disease by encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle now. This starts with eating healthy and receiving proper nutrients by taking a multivitamin.