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CDC--US Preventable Deaths High

200,000 avoidable deaths a year.
The CDC says 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided each year. 

The survey  from 2001 to 2009 showed men have a higher risk of preventable death from heart-related issues, than women. Black males had  the highest avoidable death rates throughout the period, and black females showed rates similar to white males.

The CDC says there was a big reduction in deaths from heart disease and stroke in people over 65, but a much smaller drop  in people 55 to 65.

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says, "so once you hit 40 or 50, your risk high blood pressure and the harms from smoking are really magnified."
  
In Pennsylvania, the report finds 8,400 preventable deaths a year from heart disease and stroke.
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