A recent study indicates that coronary disease casualties are starting to fall in Ontario, but having diabetes significantly increases the risk of cardiac arrest . The study has established that a 35 per cent decrease in deaths from coronary disease occurred between 1994 and 2005, largely due to healthier lifestyles .
A research team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto partnered with other institutes such as the University of Liverpool and the Canadian Heart Research Centre to reach their conclusions.
Toronto Cardiologist and leader of the study Dr. Wijeysundera claimed that rising cases of obesity and diabetes are damaging the improved figures. The study showed that having diabetes accounts for a 6 per cent increase in cardiac arrest, whilst obesity accounts for a 2 per cent increase.

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