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The Top Causes of Death in the United States and What You Can Do About Them

Of all the causes of death in the United States of America, just 5 account for over 70% or 7 out of every 10 deaths. Of these, just two, heart disease and cancer, account for over half of all deaths in the country. This trend has persisted for many years. Below are details regarding the causes of these fatalities and the lifestyle choices you can make to help avoid them.


The Top Five Causes of Death in the United States for all ages:
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of the Top Five Causes of Death in the U.S. from 1980 to 2004 with Heart
Disease, Cancer, Stoke, Accidents, COPD

#1: Heart Disease

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#2: Cancer
Exact risk factors for cancer are still being refined, but in general you could say

#3: Stroke
The risk factors and lifestyle changes for stroke are the same as the list for heart disease above.

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#4: Accidents

#5: COPD or CLRD (Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema)



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