European cardiologists began in the German city of Munich a conference focused on prevention of coronary heart disease in children, which have become a risk factor due to the increasing of obesity.
Medical advances have saved lives in the past centuries, especially cardiology helped increase life expectancy, and although so far focused on the elderly population, is now clear that prevention should begin in children.
Among the young, overweight is the main problem that causes these diseases, said the president of the German Society of Cardiology, Georg Ertl, in opening the proceedings of the conference in Munich.
? A growing overweight children and we see the end result?, Said.
Excess weight causes early risk factors for later heart disease and circulatory. The 10 percent of girls aged 11 and 13 percent of children of the same age in Germany are overweight or even obese.
From Sunday through next Wednesday, some 30,000 participants from 150 countries will meet in Munich on the largest medical meeting in Europe, which will house 450 scientific sessions and which will be presented about four thousand 200 medical studies.
In total there were about 10 000 jobs before the event, said the chairman of the Scientific Program Committee of the appointment, Michael Böhm.
Most come from Japan and one of them refers specifically to the cardiovascular consequences after the disaster in Fukushima prefecture, left by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country in March 2011.
Doctors have found that extreme stress increases the risk of heart attacks, as demonstrated by the earthquake earlier this year in Italy, where experts say many deaths were caused as a result.
Also seemingly innocuous events may pose an increased risk of heart attacks, like watching football games especially risqué.
Doctors at the University Hospital Munich-Grosshadern intervention protocols studied 24 emergency teams during the World Cup 2006 and concluded that the number of operations tripled.
Advances in diagnosis and treatment in cardiology are the ones that have helped to increase life expectancy. ? But today, in addition to optimize the delivery and research, the issue is also prevention?, Ertl said.
And is that with increased life expectancy also increases the risk of cancer. To date, coronary and cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of deaths worldwide. Over 40% of people die from it.
For prevention, as well as in the case of overweight children and adolescents, the focus should be on the snuff, says Ertl.
The restrictive laws and tougher with smokers and are proving successful. According to a study in Bremen, between 2008 and 2010 were reduced heart attacks by 16%.
Thus, cardiologists asked to continue on the path of the ban on snuff and protection of non-smokers in public places.