Cancer deaths overtake heart disease in the UK:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the biggest killer in the UK with nearly 9,000 more deaths from cancer than from heart disease in 1997. This is a complete turnaround from five years ago and comes despite a constant reduction in deaths from cancer - the lowest number for a decade was reported at the end of last year. Experts say the reversal is due to improvements in diet, which have lowered the risk of developing coronary heart disease, while continuing high levels of smoking are contributing to a third of all cancers, says the UK charity Cancer Research Campaign.
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