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Lucinda Cheng TOP 10 DISEASES AROUND THE WORLD
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The deadliest disease in the world is coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD, also known as ischemic heart disease, it occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart become narrowed. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 7.4 million people have died of ischemic heart disease in 2012 around the world which impacts our globe. This caused about 13.2 percent of all deaths. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. However, regular exercise, good nutrition, and weight control can help lower your risk of developing CAD. Without these practices your probability of catching CAD may increase. 1. CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE)
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A stroke occurs when an artery in the brain is blocked or leaks. Oxygen-deprived brain cells begin to die within minutes. Stroke was responsible for 6.7 million deaths around the world in 2012, according to WHO. That figure represents about 11.9 percent of all deaths. Risk factors for stroke are similar to those for CAD. In general, good health habits can lower your risks. 2. STROKE
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COPD is a chronic, progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. About 3.1 million deaths were attributed to COPD in 2012, according to WHO. That represents about 5.6 percent of deaths The main cause of COPD is tobacco and that means secondhand smoke as well. Another factor is air pollution, both indoors and outdoors. COPD affects men and women at about the same rate. There’s no
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