Study: Treatment and prevention reduce cardiovascular death rates

05/12/2010 | HealthDay News

Better treatments and preventive care helped reduce the cardiovascular death rate in the U.S. and Canada by 36.4% from 1996 to 2006, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The good news was tempered by increases in diabetes and obesity, and researchers said preventive measures such as cholesterol-lowering statins and hypertension medications are not being used enough.

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