CDC: 40% of Death Preventable

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By Alabama News Network

A new government report finds up to forty percent of annual deaths from each of the five leading causes of death are preventable.

The five leading causes of death in the US are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke and unintentional injuries.

The CDC estimates modified behavior - such as quitting smoking, and changing one's diet -- could prevent hundreds of thousands of those deaths every year.

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