30 Aug '11, 1am

Top 15 Causes of Death | Care2 Healthy Living

Top 15 Causes of Death | Care2 Healthy Living

It’s sobering to see what’s going on across the board with our health. Many might assume that heart disease and cancer hover at the top of what’s killing us in this country, and they’d be correct, but some of the other causes that make the top fifteen are somewhat surprising. The data used for this list was complied from records of deaths, which were received from state vital statistics offices and processed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). What’s so surprising is what a role tobacco plays in this list. According to the World Health Organization , tobacco use is a major cause of many of the world’s top killer diseases – including cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer. In total, tobacco use is responsible for the death of almost one in 10 adults worldwide. Smoking is of...

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