Health Beats Money – Cancer Is Top Killer In the World’s Richest Countries
Heart Disease or Cancer - which is more likely to end your days? It may depend in which part of the world in which you live.
Fox News reports on a new study that's found that cancer is now the top killer in some of the world’s richest countries.
Heart disease is still the greatest international killer accounting for 40% of all deaths, but cancer is now the number one cause in middle and high income countries like Sweden, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Poland, and Turkey.
SO why would that be? Don't the more available resources means the best in care and treatment? They do, but what was discovered is that preventative programs and measures like quitting smoking, improved diet and increased exercise are more available in wealthier countries too. Those programs have a significant impact on heart disease. No comparable programs exist to target cancer.