Posted by: audreybenenati | February 1, 2010

Heart disease “will kill 400,000 Americans in 2010”


LONDON (Reuters) – Decades of progress in the United States on cutting cholesterol, blood pressure and smoking are being stalled by rising obesity rates, and heart disease will kill around 400,000 Americans this year, experts said on Monday.

A study by British scientists found that around half of those deaths could be averted if people ate healthier food and quit smoking, and experts warned there was no room for complacency when it came to heart health risks.

Read the rest at http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6103EN20100201

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