Top 10 Diseases leading to mortatility in the US and prevention

The top 10 diseases (leading to death) in the United States per the center for disease control listed below (most recent CDC info is from end of year 2006):

#1 Heart disease: 631,636 deaths
Ways to prevent
– don’t smoke or quit if you do smoke
– exercise
– maintain a healthy diet
– maintain a healthy weight
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#2 Cancer: 559,888 deaths
Ways to prevent
– don’t smoke or quit if you do smoke
– eat a lot of vegetables
– maintain a healthy weight
– wear sun screen
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#3 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 137,119
Ways to prevent
– don’t smoke or quit if you do smoke
– monitor and control high blood pressure
– lower your fat intake
– maintain a healthy weight
– exercise regularly
– manage stress
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#4 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 124,583 
Ways to prevent
– don’t smoke or quit if you do smoke
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#5 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 121,599

#6 Diabetes: 72,449 deaths
Ways to prevent
– monitor and control high blood pressure – associated with insulin resistance
– maintain a healthy weight
– exercise regularly
– manage stress
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#7 Alzheimer’s disease: 72,432 deaths

#8 Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,326 deaths.
Ways to prevent
– wash your hands often
– get adequate amounts of sleep 7-9 hrs per night for adults
– eat immune enhancing foods
– exercise regularly

#9 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 45,344 deaths
Ways to prevent
– don’t use alcohol and drugs
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#10 Septicmia (aka blood poisoning) 34,234 deaths

You may see a pattern to many of these and other types of diseases. The main ways to prevent and live longer are to :
– not smoke or quit if you do smoke
– exercise
– maintain a healthy diet
– maintain a healthy weight
get annual health screenings

We can help you with the annual health screenings. There are many resources that can assist you in creating a healthier overall lifestyle. We wish you the best health and longevity now and in the future.