Half of Adults Have Hypertension or High Cholesterol



According to the latest report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-third of U.S. adults have hypertension (high blood pressure), about the same proportion as 10 years ago.  Read the article from MSN at http://health.msn.com/health-topics/cholesterol/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100269518&gt1=31007.


Heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death for men and women, are among the most widespread and costly health problems facing our nation today, yet they also are among the most preventable. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, account for more than one-third (34.3%) of all U.S. deaths.


In 2006, of all Americans who died of cardiovascular diseases, 151,000 were younger than age 65. Heart disease and stroke also are among the leading causes of disability in the United States, with nearly 3 million people reporting disability from these causes.


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