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Heart Disease No Longer the World's Leading Killer?

Heart Disease No Longer the World's Leading Killer?

Heart disease has been king of the killers for some time, but new research from the World Health Organization shows the disease will likely be dethroned by another leading killer during the next couple decades. Cancer is projected to increase by 1 percent each year, and the WHO expects that 27 million new cancer cases will be introduced to the world by 2030.

The emerging economies of China, Russia, and India are of particular concern because of the large population in those countries that smokes. According to John R. Seffrin, CEO pf the American Cancer Society, tobacco was responsible for 100 million people deaths worldwide in the last century and could at this rate kill a billion in the 21st century. Those numbers are truly scary! Additionally, cancer is on the rise in Western countries because of high-fat diets and sedentary lifestyles, while Asian countries are seeing more cases of breast cancer and more women African countries are suffering from cervical cancer.

Has anyone in your life been affected by some type of cancer?


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