Cardiovascular disease has ceased to be the leading cause of death statistics

The results of recent statistical research has surprised scientists: cardiovascular disease gradually replaced cancer as the leading cause of mortality. Data provided by the BBC.

The fight against Smoking, alcohol and promote a healthy lifestyle helped to reduce the number of diseases of the heart and blood vessels. However, bad ecology and genetic factors have not gone away, and this is the main causes of cancer. In Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and several other countries male cancer mortality has exceeded that from heart attacks, strokes and other diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Note, in 15 countries of the 52 investigated was registered 4 times more deaths from heart disease than from cancer. The highest mortality rates from heart disease registered in Eastern Europe (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine).

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Scientists believe, cannot be discounted both groups pathology. And cancer, and heart attacks to strokes have a strong influence on life expectancy and health of citizens. Specific measures necessary to combat these diseases.

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