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Cancer Kills Most Number of Men in the UK While Women Fall Prey To Heart Disease

by Julia Samuel on June 4, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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Cancer Kills Most Number of Men in the UK While Women Fall Prey To Heart Disease

A UK national data that looked into cases of heart disease and cancer from 2012 - 2013, found that cancer was the most common cause of death than heart disease in men.

The research published in The British Medical Journal reported that 32% of deaths among men were cancer-related and 29% were from heart disease. Among men, fewer were dying of heart-related disease like high blood pressure and stroke than they have been in the past. It was not the same in the case of women as 27% of deaths were from cancer and 28% from heart disease.


In 2012, the researchers reported that the proportion of deaths from cancer was 29% and cardiovascular disease related-deaths was 28%. England had the lowest rate of heart conditions and Scotland had the highest.

Dr Adam Timmis, of the NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit at Barts Health, London, said, "If the national effort put into the detection of breast cancer could be matched in protecting young women against myocardial infarction (heart attacks) many more lives would probably be saved."

He added that the drop in cardiovascular-disease death rates as among the greatest public health triumphs in the past 50 years.

Source: Medindia


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