U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar

I just read an articlein Businessweek today, titled “U.S. Heart Disease Costs Expected to Soar. Will triple by 2030, report says; experts urge prevention efforts”

The cost of treating heart disease and stroke in the United States is expected to triple in the next 20 years, to $818 billion, a new report says.

According to the American Heart Association, which issued the policy statement, this $545 billion increase in costs for treating heart disease and stroke is largely due to the aging of the population.

“The burden of heart disease and stroke on the U.S. health care system will be substantial and will limit our ability to care for the U.S. population unless we can take steps now to prevent cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Paul Heidenreich, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Medical School and chair of the American Heart Association panel issuing the policy statement.

One easy and proven way for prevention of course is a whole foods plant based diet…..

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