Thursday, November 02, 2006

Despite Decline, Heart Disease Still Most Likely Cause of Death

For 10 years the number of deaths caused by heart diseases declined by over 23% leading many to feel better about to common disorder. More effective treatments and drugs only intensified this feeling of control over the situation. Despite this large decline, heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans with nearly 1 million dying annually from the broad disease.

70 million Americans are affected by some form of the disease, but very few know its severity and consequences. As the baby boomer generation continues to age Cardiovascular disorders are expected to rise significantly over the next 10 years. Prevention of the disease is key and there are several things you can do to help your situation. Exercise, healthy eating, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight all reduce a person's risk of heart problems.

Obesity rates continue to rise annually and until the epidemic is challenged heart problems will likely remain the number one cause of death among Americans.

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