from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine
Death rates from cancer have declined every year since 1999. Initially, the death rates from heart disease also declined, but then began rising every year since 2010. One group in particular, women under the age of sixty-five, are experiencing increasing death rates. The study, from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, is published in a journal of the European Society of Cardiology. Authors say there is a misconception that women are not at risk for heart disease before menopause, yet one-third of cardiovascular problems in women show before sixty-five. The authors urge more intensive efforts to prevent and treat heart disease in young women to reverse this surge in deaths.