With the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and other cardiometabolic risk factors on the rise , cardiovascular disease mortality rates continue to show an upward trend. Rates of heart failure-related deaths in the United States are climbing nationwide —particularly affecting adults between the ages of 35 and 64. Currently, the CDC estimates 5.7 million American adults suffer from heart failure and an increasing amount of those people are under the age of 65. Researchers are examining potential causes and reversal methods of this growing trend.
To date, the majority of data on Asian-American cardiometabolic health is aggregated into the wide-ranging Asian subgroup and does not delineate the differences between specific subgroup populations – some of which are at a much higher risk of CVD than others. A new study aims to identify the specific risks targeting Asian-American subgroup populations by examining the years of potential life lost due to cardiovascular disease among the 6 largest Asian-American subgroups compared to those of non-Hispanic white populations.