One-quarter of yearly deaths from heart disease and stroke are avoidable, according to a recent report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Improvement for Some
The report, released this month, found that 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke in 2010 could have been avoided through lifestyle changes. The rate of avoidable death varied tremendously, however, according to a number of different factors, including race, gender, age, and state.
Researchers found that the highest rates of avoidable deaths were in the Southern states and Washington D.C., while Minnesota had the lowest. Another noticeable discrepancy is that blacks were twice[…]