Will the 20th Century be the Only Century in history in Which Cardiovascular Disease is the Leading Cause of Death?
incidence of deaths from heart disease began to rise in the 1920’s, which
corresponds to the introduction of processed foods.Such deaths peaked in the 1960’s and then
began a slow decline.Heart attacks are
still the leading cause of death and strokes are third, just behind
cancer.Most of the credit for reducing
cardiovascular deaths goes to lifestyle changes.Only 5% of the credit comes from drugs that
have side effects and from surgery that can have complications.Breakthrough treatments like EDTA chelation
therapy will decrease these death rates and their horrendous cost substantially
in the not-too-distant future, if we just wake up, smell the roses, and use
common sense in treating these diseases.
See The Epidemic of the 20th Century: Coronary
Heart Disease in the Am J Med, September, 2014 issue, p.807.