A new study released by the American Heart Association found that from 2005 to 2015 mortality as a result of high blood pressure increased by 10.5%. Additionally, the total number of deaths attributed to high blood pressure increased by 37.5%.
According to this report, hypertension affects around one-third of adults in the world. With increased life expectancy and an aging Baby Boomer population, high blood pressure prevalence will continue to increase in the future.
This study also found that 45.5% of deaths in the U.S caused by heart disease, stroke, and diabetes were connected to poor dietary habits. These included low vegetable and fruit consumption as well as high sodium intake.
These findings were published in Circulation on January 31, 2018.