Jago Grahak Jago

Jago Grahak Jago Logo

Over 90% of US adults are highly susceptible to heart diseases, claim researchers

May 10,2024

New Delhi: In a recent study conducted in the US, it has been found that 90 per cent of the adults over the age of 20 are at a high risk of developing a heart disease. This does not mean that 90 per cent of the US Population has full blown heart disease but it only means that they are susceptible to developing conditions which quicken the onset of heart diseases, as per a report on NBC News.

Researchers used a model which identified high risk population using the strong links between the heart and those who had obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular issues and Kidney diseases. While it is well known in the medical circles that those who suffer from any of the above mentioned conditions, do develop a susceptibility towards a heart disease, research has only confirmed this.

Last year, the American Heart Association had warned Doctors about the Cardiovascular-Kidney-Metabolic (CKM) Syndrome that affected the heart.

In the research, over 10,000 individuals were studied for over a decade and their risk propensity was categorized into different stages ranging from Zero which indicated no risk to 4 which indicated high risk.

The findings of the research are that over 50 per cent of the participants were at Stage 2 of CKM which indicated moderate risk. Close to 25 per cent of the people were at Stage 1 indicating an increased risk and 15 per cent had advanced risk.

One of the major factors is the prevalence of obesity, according to the study. Over 40 per cent of the American population is considered to be obese and another 32 per cent are over weight, measured according to the BMI index.

The excess fat, especially around the stomach and other organs is found to be the culprit behind developing metabolic disorders such as Diabetes, Kidney and Liver related inflammation and other issues and finally Heart related issues.

Dr Rahul Aggarwal who is a Cardiology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School is a co-author of this study.

Source: Healthworld

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *