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For what reasons has heart disease has been the number one killer in the us for decades, without decrease?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Heart disease

Good question. One correction, heart disease, while still a major cause of death is on the decline.
As we are able to protect people from dying from heart disease, they live longer, increasing chances ago dying from other causes such as cancer. Now, why doesn't it decrease faster? Because people still smoke, are overweight, don't control diabetes/cholesterol/high blood pressure...

In brief: Heart disease

Good question. One correction, heart disease, while still a major cause of death is on the decline.
As we are able to protect people from dying from heart disease, they live longer, increasing chances ago dying from other causes such as cancer. Now, why doesn't it decrease faster? Because people still smoke, are overweight, don't control diabetes/cholesterol/high blood pressure...
Dr. Bart Denys
Dr. Bart Denys
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is decreasing but

It is decreasing , but slowly.
The obesity and diabetes epidemics may stop or reverse this trend.

In brief: It is decreasing but

It is decreasing , but slowly.
The obesity and diabetes epidemics may stop or reverse this trend.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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