Thursday, December 10, 2015

High predicted rise in cardiovascular diseases

By 2040, 1.4 million Dutch citizens will have had strokes or heart failure.  This was predicted by the RIVM, the National Institute for Public Health and Environment.  By 2011 this figure had already reached 850,000.  Part of this huge increase is preventable.  If everyone stops smoking this would reduce the figure by 320,000.  If everyone maintains optimal blood pressure levels, this also would reduce the figure, by a predicted 360,000.

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