Heart attacks on the rise in younger Canadians, experts say
Chris Downey was in the office working up to 70 hours a week under high stress. He had his lunch at his desk, taking bites in between phone calls and managing incoming assignments. His long days in front of the computer were juggled with taking care of his wife and young daughter.
Nine out of 10 Canadians these days have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. And these risk factors, that we so easily ignore, are rising “dramatically” in young people, Lee notes. And their choices – from working late, ignoring a diet or skipping the gym – catches up. Read the full story here.
Dr. Scott MacDonald, Providence Crosstown Clinic