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China Heart-Disease Surge Poses Major Crisis, Study Finds

Smoking, dietary changes and sedentary lifestyles are stoking a surge in heart disease and stroke in China that will kill an additional 7.7 million people over the next two decades, posing a major crisis, a study found.

 
By Jason Gale (Bloomberg) -- Smoking, dietary changes and sedentary lifestyles are stoking a surge in heart disease and stroke in China that will kill an additional 7.7 million people over the next two decades, posing a major crisis, a study found. Cardiovascular disease and death rates in China will increase by as much as 73 percent by 2030, researchers from Columbia University in New York and colleagues said. Their findings, based on a review of data on Chinese adults collected since the 1980s, were published yesterday in an American Heart Association journal. The increasing burden of chronic disease reflects an unwanted consequence of the country’s economic development and rapid urbanization, the authors said. China will lose $558 billion of national income to diabetes and heart disease between 2005 and 2015, the World Health Organization and World Economic Forum said in a 2008 report. “The country’s standard of living and life expectancy have improved for many, but aging, dietary changes and less physical activity are leading to more heart disease and stroke,” said lead author Andrew Moran, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, in a statement. “Our study is the first to project the individual and combined effects of major risk factor trends on a national scale.” Cholesterol, Diabetes Moran and colleagues, using a computer model to forecast future cardiovascular disease in Chinese adults, projected that yearly events will increase by more than 50 percent because of aging and growth of the population alone between 2010 and 2030. The projected trends of increased blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes may result in an additional 23 percent increase in cardiac events, Moran said. Together, these percentages may translate into 21.3 million more cardiovascular disease events and 7.7 million related deaths between 2010 to 2030, the researchers said. “In China, as in many other parts of the world, the government has mainly focused on infectious diseases; however, China now has a ‘double burden’ of disease,” said Dongfeng Gu, a study co-author and vice president of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing. “If no massive preventative measures are taken, the burden of cardiovascular disease will inevitably continue to rise in China.”

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