HEALTH: Top three cardiovascular “interventions”

An study in the journal “circulation” claims that preventable noncommunicable diseases, mostly cardiovascular diseases, are responsible for 38 million deaths annually.

However, a few well-documented interventions have the potential to prevent many of these deaths, but a large proportion of the population in need does not have access to these interventions.

The study looked at the global mortality impact of 3 high-impact and feasible interventions: scaling up treatment of high blood pressure to 70%, reducing sodium intake by 30%, and eliminating the intake of artificial trans fatty acids.

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