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High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Published Date:
    February 1, 2011
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services. ;
  • Series:
    Vital signs ; 2011 February
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 60, no. 4, p. 103-108
    MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 60, no. 4, p. 109-114
  • Description:
    "Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular (blood vessel) diseases are among the leading cause of death and now kill more than 800,000 adults in the US each year. Of these, 150,000 are younger than age 65. These diseases are also two of the leading causes of health disparities in the US. Treatment of these diseases accounts for 1 in every 6 US health dollars spent. Two main reasons people have heart disease or stroke are high blood pressure and cholesterol, which are common, deadly, and preventable. Nearly 2 out of 3 adults with high cholesterol and about half of adults with high blood pressure don't have their condition yet under control. Clearly, other steps are needed to gain control of these health risks." -p. 1

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