Risks and Leading Causes of Death in the U.S discussion

Risks and Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.?

Although the Leading Causes of Death in the U. S. are markedly different now in comparison to 1900 or 1950, the list has changed little over the past 4 or 5 years, other than a slight reordering of causes along the way as national statistics change per year. If you do an Internet search of the 10 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S., you will see these slight changes in comparison to the text (remember that publishing is not instantaneous and data can change rapidly). Still, it is noteworthy that many of causes are strongly influenced by individuals’ behavior and are often referred to as “diseases of lifestyle”.

For this discussion, review the most recent Top 10 Causes of Death (i.e., Internet search) that you can find and choose the one cause that you think you might pose the greatest risk to your own longevity. For your post:

  • Identify the cause of death
  • Is it a disease of lifestyle – why/how – that is likely preventable?
  • What particular risk factors do you think put you at risk for this cause?
  • What preventive measures might reduce the risks for this cause? (Note: you do NOT have to indicate if you will take them or not, but you may)
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