"Many Deaths From Common Causes Are Preventable"

Top causes of death in US include many preventable deaths

(dailyRx News) Preventing early deaths is a key goal in the health field, and may be possible in bigger numbers than many thought. In a new study, researchers explored these preventable deaths.

For this new study, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at the top causes of deaths among people under age 80 and attempted to understand how many occurred earlier than expected and could have potentially been prevented.

The study found that from 2008 to 2010, between 20 and 40 percent of deaths from the most common causes — including heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries — could have been prevented in the US.

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