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Heart Disease in Young Adults
This paper explores heart disease in young adults and its prevention.
# 109656 | 1,563 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses how coronary heart disease has continued to decline among older adults, but has stopped declining among younger adults. The paper first explores the causes of heart disease that include hereditary factors, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyles and alcohol consumption. Next, the paper explains that the lifestyle differences between older adults and younger adults sheds light on the higher levels of heart disease among younger adults. The paper concludes that although many of these risk factors are under our control, various elements of American social culture currently militate against making more responsible choices on the part of many contemporary young adults.

Thesis Statement
Hereditary Factors
Sedentary Lifestyles and Alcohol Consumption

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Heart Association (2007) Risk Factors and Coronary Heart Disease. Retrieved November 20, 2007 from the AHA Homepage, at:http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4726
  • Edelson, E. (2007) Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults;U.S. News & World Report; Nov. 19 /07. Retrieved November 20, 2007 from USNews.com website, at: http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/healthday/071119/heart-death-rates- worsening-for-middle-aged-adults.htm
  • Gibbs, N, (2007) One Day in America; Time Magazine Nov. 26 /07 (Vol. 170 No. 22; pp. 60-61)
  • Ham, B. (2003) Young Adults Lose Years of Their Lives to Obesity; Health Behavior News Service. Retrieved November 20, 2007 from Center for the Advancement of Health website, at: http://hbns.org/news/obesity01-07-03.cfm
  • Medical News Today (2007) Young Adult Smoking Behavior And On-Screen Smoking In Movies Linked.Retrieved November 20, 2007 from MedicalNewsToday.com, at:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/84383.php

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APA Format

Heart Disease in Young Adults (2008, December 04) Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/heart-disease-in-young-adults-109656/

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"Heart Disease in Young Adults" 04 December 2008. Web. 24 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/heart-disease-in-young-adults-109656/>