Rate of heart disease risk factors on the rise in younger adults, study shows

The rate of metabolic syndrome– a group of risk aspects connected to a greater possibility of developing conditions such as cardiovascular disease– has increased in people between the ages of 20 and 40 years, a new study shows.

The researchers compared data for the study individuals in 2011-2012 to data in 2015-2016. They examined the rate of metabolic syndrome, which is a group of elements that increases the risk of establishing numerous serious conditions, consisting of heart stroke, diabetes and disease. The threat aspects are a big midsection, hypertension, high blood glucose levels, high triglyceride levels and low levels of great cholesterol.

The researchers discovered that the 20-to 39-year-old age had a greater boost in the rate of metabolic syndrome over the five-year study period, as compared to other age groups.

The research study, released in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examined data from a group of more than 17,000 volunteers, Health Day reports.

Metabolic syndrome rates rose:

● From 16 percent to 21 percent among 20-to 39-year-olds ● From 38 percent to 42 percent amongst 40-to 59-year-olds ● From 37 percent to 50 percent for those older than 60 years


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