STATES CHRONICLE – A new study introduces five deadly conditions which could be prevented before it is too late. In America, obesity became one of the leading cause of preventable years lost. This condition shortens the life of people, taking more years from them than high cholesterol, high blood pressure, tobacco, and diabetes. Based on the information provided by researchers who investigated 2014 data, all these five conditions are deadly, but the good news is that all of them could be prevented.
In America, the leading cause of death is obesity
Glen Taksler, an internal medicine researcher at the Cleveland Clinic and the lead author of the new study, stated that risk factors depending on a behavioral alteration could pose a massive mortality burden in America. The preliminary outcomes underline the significance of weight loss, healthy eating and diabetes management in the American population.
Researchers indicated that obesity shortens people’s lives with 47% more than tobacco does. In the meantime, smoking cigarettes and high blood pressure appears to have the same impact on people’s life span. Scientists highlighted the fact that three out of this five deadly conditions and, at the same time, causes of shorter lives, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes, can be cured.
3 out of 5 deadly conditions can be prevented
The authors of the study explained that it is important to help patients understand the significant of the treatment and how it should be taken. Specialists are also responsible for introducing different approaches and options which can have a major impact on their patients’ life span and state of health. The new study also focuses on the significance of preventive care.
This preventive care process should be a priority for all physicians, trying to teach people how to avoid difficult situations and terrible diseases which could even lead to death. Nevertheless, scientists know that many people may experience different situations compared to others. For instance, someone who experiences alcoholism and obesity, the drinking problem may be considered more important and urgent than obesity. Alcoholism poses a greater risk than obesity.
Taksler pointed out that even if specialists may be familiar with the approximate cause of death of one of their patients, like a heart attack or cancer, this might not always help them determine the exact cause of death since there might be other contributing factors. When identifying a primary cause of death, specialists need to determine the root of the problem.
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