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Heart Disease Top Killer Worldwide: WHO

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 09:10 AM

Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, responsible for three of every 10 deaths, according to figures from the World Health Organization.

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The numbers, reported by RTT News, show 55 million people died worldwide in 2011, including two-thirds from non-communicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases.
Tobacco use played a role in many of the top killers, including lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease, and heart disease.
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