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