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Medical Facts

  • One out of four Americans will die from heart disease.
  • According to the American Heart Association, Cardiovascular diseases account for about 950,000 deaths annually. These deaths as a whole represent the number one cause of death in the United States for both men and women.
  • In America, half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer during their lifetime.
  • Heart disease mortality in women is about 6 times greater than that of breast cancer.
  • Coronary heart disease can be stopped or reversed before a serious problem develops.
  • More women die of lung cancer than breast cancer.
  • Coronary heart disease accounts for about 460,000 deaths annually, in which 220,000 of these individuals die suddenly, with no previous symptoms.
  • Scientific coverage suggests that up to one-third of the 552,200 cancer deaths expected to occur in the U.S. in 2000 are related to nutrition and other lifestyle factors and could also be prevented.

The above facts are from the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.