Coronary Artery Disease
1 in 5 young men 30-34 have advanced plaques in their coronary arteries.
One-fifth of the young men aged 30 to 34 already had advanced plaques, or deposits of fat, inside their coronary artery, pointing the way towards future heart attacks and strokes. Males were more than twice as likely to have the plaques than women of the same age range.
Young men in their 20s and 30s with high cholesterol are 2 to 3½ times more likely to die of heart disease and die 4-9 years earlier.
Young men in their 20s and 30s with high cholesterol are 2 to 3½ times more likely to die of heart disease, and have four to nine less years of life expectancy than men with healthier cholesterol levels.
Heart disease kills 27.2 percent of men of all races, according to the National Women’s Health Information Center. Eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy weight to reduce your risk, MayoClinic.com advises.