Most closely associated with the computer generation are millennials. Fernandes says one of the biggest reasons is stress.
“That’s a problem that they’re going to carry through their lifetime,” he says. “And we’re seeing this nowadays. This will eventually translate into heart disease at a younger age. And we see that in our emergency rooms now every day.”
Fernandes says millennials have to stop thinking about heart disease as something older people like their parents suffer from and start addressing their own heart disease risks.
“Eating more fruits and vegetables, avoiding high-calorie foods that are high in sugar and flour, etc.,” he says. “Those behaviors actually help to reduce your blood pressure, reduce your sodium intake and your sugar intake. And they actually help to reduce your stress level.”