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Alcohol and Obesity Among Leading Causes of Cardiac Death

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Posted on Oct 06, 2011

In a report from HealthDay.com, alcohol use and obesity are among the leading causes of sudden cardiac death. When heart problems lead to disability, then you could qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

While the number-one cause of sudden cardiac death is coronary artery disease, an additional leading cause has now been found. A study in Finland indicated that 78% of those who experienced sudden cardiac death had suffered from coronary artery disease; however, there were a high number of deaths related to other causes.

Alcohol was found to be the cause in 26% of the cases involving those between the ages of 40 and 59. Obesity was found to be the cause in nearly 23% of the cases involving those who were older than 60.

While the study reinforces what medical experts have always known about the risk of death for those who have coronary artery disease, it also brings awareness to the potential for those who consume alcohol and/or battle with obesity.

If you would like assistance while you are applying for disability benefits or appealing a claim that has been denied, then you should consult with a New York Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible.

Contacting a New York Social Security Disability Attorney 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York Social Security disability attorney at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help in building your disability claim at 800-310-5520.

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