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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cancer Overtaking Heart Disease as Europe's Biggest Killer

 

Cancer is now responsible for more deaths than cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 12 European countries, with dramatic falls in CVD mortality rates over the last 10 years seen across the entire continent, an analysis of World Health Organization (WHO) data indicates.

Nick Townsend, PhD, senior researcher at the BHF Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) and colleagues found 4 million CVD deaths in Europe in 2013, accounting for 45% of all deaths.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867493

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