Coronary disease down in mil­i­tary

Austin American-Statesman - - THE SECOND FRONT -

A new study shows that the rate of coronary artery disease among U.S. ser­vice mem­bers has de­clined sharply in the past half cen­tury, fall­ing to roughly 1 in 10 mil­i­tary per­son­nel to­day from about 8 in 10 dur­ing the Korean War. The find­ings came as a sur­prise to some re­searchers, who ex­pected that the na­tion­wide rise in obe­sity and Type 2 di­a­betes, in­clud­ing among young peo­ple, might have led to a sim­i­lar trend in heart disease in the mil­i­tary.

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