The Associated Press – Allentown, Pa.
(AP) “Racing” heart disease is a growing, chronic disease.
And the United States is among the first in the world to see its population increase by about one-fifth since 2000, according to a new study by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Heart disease, which kills about 2 million people a year, has become one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. with a death rate of more than 100 per 100,000 people, according the World Health Organization.
The findings are in a major paper in the journal Heart.
It says there are no cures for this disease, but that it could be prevented by treating chronic conditions like hypertension, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
“What we know about heart disease from research and current treatments is that they have some things that work, and we don’t know all of them,” said study lead author Michael F. Breslin, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
“But there are a lot of promising treatments that work.”
Breslin and colleagues looked at data from more than 4,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 69 from 12 different countries.
They compared data on people who had chronic diseases with those who did not and compared the results with the results from people who were healthy at the time.
The researchers also looked at the types of heart disease and heart problems people had and compared that with the outcomes of people who did and didn’t have chronic heart disease.
“People with heart disease are at a higher risk of dying of a chronic condition than healthy people are,” Breslan said.
“We didn’t know how much, or how much of a risk it was for people with heart diseases to have chronic diseases.”
The researchers looked at a number of things: how much exercise people did, how many hours per week they worked, how much they drank and ate, how often they smoked, how well they kept their cholesterol levels in check and whether they were overweight or obese.
The results showed that people who worked out or did a lot had a lower risk of developing heart disease than people who didn’t.
But when the researchers looked specifically at exercise, there was no difference in the risk of heart problems between those who worked more than one hour per week or did more than five hours per day.
People who exercised were also at a lower level of risk for developing heart problems, but those who didn�t exercise had a much lower risk than those who exercised.
And when they looked at whether people had diabetes, there wasn�t much difference in risk, either.
People with diabetes had an overall lower risk for heart disease compared to healthy people, but it wasn�T as much.
“The reason that we were seeing such a big reduction in risk with exercise was that we didn�ve had a lot more evidence for the health benefits of physical activity,” Bresh said.
So, people who exercised and had a low risk of having diabetes had a higher chance of getting the heart disease they did, but people who stayed active and were overweight had a slightly higher risk.
What about people who have heart disease?
They had a similar risk for getting heart disease to people who weren�t, but the differences were much smaller.
So it might be a combination of factors.
“There�s this combination of things that are working,” Bresson said.
“We have the most effective treatments for chronic heart diseases, but we don�t have the best therapies for these chronic heart conditions.”
Bresson and his colleagues say the findings may be important for people who are considering surgery to remove a heart disease tumor.
“One of the reasons for this is that there is a lot that we don��t know about how to prevent this disease,” Bregman said.
If you have type 2 heart disease or hypertension, the chances of dying from a heart attack is higher than those with no heart disease at all.