It comes to the revelation of a report by the British Heart Foundation that the death caused by cardiovascular diseases in the United Kingdom has risen among those with age under 75 for the very first time since the past 40 years.
The data by Public Health England shows that around 258 people in the Peterborough CCG and NHS Cambridgeshire area under the age of 75 have passed away due to heart diseases between 2015 & 2017, the latest period for which there is the availability of data.
This means that the death rate in the 2011-2013 was an increase of 12%.
This goes contrary to the trend of the last 6 years where there was a drop in the mortality rate by 3 percent.
In addition to this, more 718 deaths have been caused due to stroke from 2015 to 2017, where the death rate was 33 in every 100,000.
On the other hand, this is a 10 percent decreases as compared to the 27 percent which took place over the last 6 years.
The BHF also stated that reductions in the rate of mortality have slowed down to a near halt.
It also gives warning that there are millions of people out there who are living without diagnosing their conditions inclusive of diabetes and high blood pressure which increases their risk of getting a stroke or in severe cases a fatal heart attack.
Jamie Waterall, who is a professor, stated that bringing an end to any cardiovascular disease has remained a prime challenge for the society which requires an integrated effort.
He passed the following statement: “The ways by which a reduction can be brought to the number of strokes & heart attacks could be by supporting people to eat healthier, become more active as well quitting smoking and cutting back on alcohol, most of these are easy to prevent. “