The Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada says a “tsunami” is coming.
A report published during a congress meeting in Vancouver illustrates the growing rates of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Report contributor, Dr. Jeremy Gilbert, explains that an aging population and sedentary lifestyles are major risk factors.
“Lowering cardiovascular risk can be achieved through improvement in diet, becoming more active, not smoking and certainly taking medications.”
He says the burden of disease is getting worse and that the new interdisciplinary approach will be more effective for health care providers.