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.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 1:26 PM