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TOP 5 Chronic Diseases in AMERICA

According to the CDC, Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both.

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They are also leading drivers of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual health care costs.

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SOURCE : CDC.GOV

Many chronic diseases are caused by a short list of risk behaviors:

  • Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats.
  • Physical inactivity.
  • Excessive alcohol use.

In this 5 min read, we will discover the top 5 Chronic Diseases in the united states according to the CDC. Let’s discover them together on the next page…

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