Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 12th, 1997
The findings were based on the latest worldwide mortality statistics available, which showed that 50.4 million people died in 1990 - 53 percent of them men; 47 percent women.
Heart disease was the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 6.26 million deaths, said the report by researchers Christopher J. L. Murray and Alan D. Lopez, which appeared in the May 3, 1997 issue of the British medical magazine, The Lancet.
Of these deaths, 2.7 million were in industrialized nations and the...
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