POSOBIEC: Why Are Millennials Suddenly Having Strokes?

Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec has mocked the idea that we may be entering a "stroke season" because we are in "cold weather, or people are eating too many eggs."

"Sorry to all the strokers out there who are eating raw eggs," said Posobiec, mocking the so-called experts that are promoting the idea that health trends could be behind the increase in strokes.

Posobiec read from an article by Ross Pomeroy, titled "Why Are Millennials Having So Many Strokes?": "Strokes commonly strike the old. The average age for the devastating condition — in which blood supply to a part of the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts — is around 71.4 years in men and 76.9 years in women. Millennials, however, are starting to bring those averages down."

"Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, Millennials are suffering strokes at higher rates than their forebears did at the same age, reversing a 40-year decline in stroke deaths. Between 2003 and 2012, there was a 32% spike in strokes among 18- to 34-year-old women and a 15% increase for men in the same age range, according to CDC researchers.

Posobiec noted that there was a double increase in women compared to men among Millennials. 

Continuing to read from RealClearScience: "When Scientific American further parsed the data, they found that the hike was mostly centered in the West and Midwest, where stroke rates among young people rose 70% and 34%, respectively, with particularly sharp increases in urban areas. Now, about one in ten people who has a stroke in the U.S. is under the age of 45."

Posobiec said that this should be the top news in the country, but that it has been swept under the rug despite the alarming statistics. Stress, falling activity levels and fewer doctor visits have all been pointed to as potential explanations. The paper also notes that the public health benefits from a decrease in smoking in the 70s has been erased because of the spike in obesity rate.

The report continued: Childhood obesity is particularly noxious in regard to early stroke, and Millennials were the first generation to truly be affected by this alarming trend. The rate of childhood obesity more than tripled from 5% in 1978 to 18.5% in 2016, leaving many more children burdened by associated conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, which can lead to a stroke.

Posobiec urged his audience to "eat better and exercise more, and get your heart checked. Eat natural food."

"One thing that my wife always talks about, and remember she's not from this country... She says, 'if there are too many ingredients on the box, I don't want it in the house or for my kids.'"

Posobiec said that foods that carry labels like 'organic' or 'plant based' are sleight of hands by food producers to hide the fact that their foods carry "too many chemicals."
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