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CDC Report Suggests 1 in 4 Cardiovascular Deaths is Preventable

Reuters reports that the CDC has collected data suggesting that 1 in 4 deaths due to cardiovascular disease can actually be prevented. The report suggests that in 2010 nearly 200,000 deaths due to heart disease in people under the age of 65 were a result of preventable factors that could have been detected or treated. The factors that contributed most to preventable deaths under the age of 65 were high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and smoking. The CDC is urging health care providers to identify risk factors early on and direct patients to the resources they may need, such as quitting support or community resources for better living, and urging patients to adjust diet and exercise habits, accordingly.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the CDC report.