February is National Heart Month
You’re thin, your cholesterol and blood pressure are good, and nobody in your family has ever had a heart attack – so you figure you must be safe from heart disease. New research suggests you could be dead wrong.A new study shows that a large proportion of normal weight, and apparently healthy, young people already have some thickening in their blood vessel walls.
One in Five Indians has cardiovascular disease, but not all of them are senior citizens. In fact, too much of stress, too much fast food, too much alcohol, smoking and too many sugary drinks are putting people aged 18 to 24 at increased risk forheart disease and stroke, say experts at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Apart from this young and middle-aged people with Obesity , Hypertension , Type 2 diabetes ,High Cholesterol Level other risk factors are definitely at risk of developing heart problems.
For these young people, there’s still a chance to diffuse the time bomb. Lifestyle changes, healthy diet n especially exercise, can yield dramatic improvements.
“That doesn’t mean you have to become a marathon runner,”. “If you just exercise three- five times a week, that visceral fat will literally melt away.”
"The real message here is that we’ve got to start early in life if we really want to impact cardiovascular disease.”
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