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Unhealthy lifestyles: premature heart deaths rise for first time in 50 years

The number of people dying prematurely from heart attacks and strokes in the UK has risen for the first time in 50 years.

Research by British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that 42,384 people died from conditions such as heart attack and stroke before the age of 75 in 2017. The number presents a clear upward trend from the 41,042 who died prematurely from the same ailments three years earlier (in 2014).

The number of deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases in under 65s is also increasing, peaking at 18,668 in 2017, up from 17,982 five years earlier.

This represents a 4 per cent rise in the last five years, compared to a 19 per cent decline in the five years before.

According to BHF the numbers present a worrying slowdown, which follows decades of progress that has seen annual deaths from heart and circulatory disease half since the 1960s – partly thanks to improvements in treatments and declining smoking rates.

The trend has been blamed on the obesity epidemic and modern, sedentary lifestyles which lead to physical inactivity.

“We’ve made phenomenal progress in reducing the number of people who die of a heart attack or stroke – but we’re seeing more people die each year from heart and circulatory diseases in the UK before they reach their 75th, or even 65th, birthday," said BHF chief executive, Simon Gillespie. "We are deeply concerned by this reversal."

“Heart and circulatory diseases remain a leading cause of death in the UK, with millions at risk because of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. We need to work in partnership with governments, the NHS and medical research community to increase research investment and accelerate innovative approaches to diagnose and support the millions of people at risk of a heart attack or stroke."

The report was launched to coincide with BHF launching its new strategy, which warns against complacency and sets ambitions for the UK to halve premature death and disability from stroke, and increase heart attack survival to 90 per cent by 2030.

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Unhealthy lifestyles: premature heart deaths rise for first time in 50 years

The number of people dying prematurely from heart attacks and strokes in the UK has risen for the first time in 50 years.

Research by British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that 42,384 people died from conditions such as heart attack and stroke before the age of 75 in 2017. The number presents a clear upward trend from the 41,042 who died prematurely from the same ailments three years earlier (in 2014).

The number of deaths caused by heart and circulatory diseases in under 65s is also increasing, peaking at 18,668 in 2017, up from 17,982 five years earlier.

This represents a 4 per cent rise in the last five years, compared to a 19 per cent decline in the five years before.

According to BHF the numbers present a worrying slowdown, which follows decades of progress that has seen annual deaths from heart and circulatory disease half since the 1960s – partly thanks to improvements in treatments and declining smoking rates.

The trend has been blamed on the obesity epidemic and modern, sedentary lifestyles which lead to physical inactivity.

“We’ve made phenomenal progress in reducing the number of people who die of a heart attack or stroke – but we’re seeing more people die each year from heart and circulatory diseases in the UK before they reach their 75th, or even 65th, birthday," said BHF chief executive, Simon Gillespie. "We are deeply concerned by this reversal."

“Heart and circulatory diseases remain a leading cause of death in the UK, with millions at risk because of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. We need to work in partnership with governments, the NHS and medical research community to increase research investment and accelerate innovative approaches to diagnose and support the millions of people at risk of a heart attack or stroke."

The report was launched to coincide with BHF launching its new strategy, which warns against complacency and sets ambitions for the UK to halve premature death and disability from stroke, and increase heart attack survival to 90 per cent by 2030.

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Our industry in Asia is growing at an exponential rate but it’s too fragmented to ensure sustainable growth. Hundreds of exciting brands and businesses exist, many with great potential but we need to work together to grow our marketplace, engage new demographics and better serve communities and customers - Ross Campbell, CEO and founder of Fit Summit
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You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
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There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
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Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
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Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
Job search
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Featured supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
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Featured supplier: New London PT facility partners with Eleiko
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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