The Top 10 Leading Causes of Death are Preventable

We always hear of stories from people from all over the world living over 100. It’s shocking when the average person in the U.S. is expected to live between the age of 65 and 80. Makes us think about what we’re doing wrong. There is no secret to living a long life and a new study confirms what your doctor has been telling you all these years: eat right, exercise and drop those nasty habits.

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A recent report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington found that the leading causes of death could be prevented. Your bad habits, such as smoking, eating junk food and not eating enough vegetables, as well as lack of exercise can lead you to develop serious diseases. Smoking for example can lead to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to kidney disease and problems with your liver.

ThinkstockPhotos-472072552Top 10 Causes of Death

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Smoking
  3. High body mass index
  4. High fasting plasma glucose
  5. Diet high in sodium
  6. Diet low in fruits
  7. Ambient pollution
  8. Household air pollution from solid fuels
  9. High total cholesterol
  10. Alcohol use