Heart disease, stroke-related deaths on rise due to obesity

Studies prove that unhealthy diet and obesity are significant contributors to cardiovascular disease deaths.
Heart disease and stroke mortality rates have almost stopped declining in many high-income countries and are even increasing in some countries, reveals a new study.
The study found that cardiovascular disease mortality rates for people aged 35 to 74 years are now barely declining, or are increasing, in 12 of the 23 countries.
"Research suggests that obesity, or at least poor diet, may have been a significant contributor to the slowdown in the decline of cardiovascular disease deaths," said Researchers
The researchers observed that obesity is the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease mortality -- others include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
"Failure to address these issues could confirm the end of the long-term decline in cardiovascular disease deaths and threaten future gains in life expectancy." researcher concluded study's.