What’s killing us has changed, a lot. In 110 years (a blink in the eye of history) we’ve completely changed what kills us. Here are some amazing takeaways:
- Overall, we’re living longer. Which could lead to more cancer deaths.
- We’ve somehow managed to make Heart Disease the number one killer of humans. Something that (for the most part) can be prevented.
- People tend to think that only old people have heart disease. That’s not true: almost 150,00 Americans killed by cardiovascular disease each year are under the age of 65. And one out of every 20 people below the age of 40 has heart disease.
- It’s interesting that suicide didn’t even register on the previous study, but is present on the current study.