May 29, 2020

Fuster warns about the increase in obesity, hypertension and diabetes

Today's society is going through a "very delicate" phase in terms of health, with an "exorbitant" increase in pathologies such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, the cardiologist and researcher Valentín Fuster warned this Friday in Soria.

The scientist, who has collected the 2019 National Research Prize awarded by the Caja Rural de Soria Foundation, for his professional career and his contribution to the medical field has warned that mortality in society is currently increasing, because obesity, Hypertension and diabetes have spread "in an exorbitant manner."

In this regard, he recalled that cardiovascular mortality has declined for many years thanks to technology, intensive units, defibrillators and especially due to the decrease in tobacco consumption, but in the last five to seven years the diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

"Which means that we are in a very delicate phase," he insisted before pointing out that what is done from 50 years onwards is very different from 25 to 50 years, because the response to all educational programs for promoting health is very different depending on the ages of individuals.

For the cardiologist, the problem is that technology is being used to extend life for a few years, rather than preventing health at earlier ages.

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