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Healthy Lifestyles and Behavior

Heart disease and cancer account for the largest number of deaths among the 50 ranked causes of death in the U.S. In the recent decades, health researchers have looked at the health behaviors and lifestyle factors that account for the largest number of preventable deaths. A 2000 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed the leading causes of preventable death to be tobacco use, poor diet and physical inactivity, and alcohol consumption.
  1. Actual Causes of Death in the United States, 2000. Ali H. Mokdad, PhD; James S. Marks, MD, MPH; Donna F. Stroup, PhD, MSc; Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH. JAMA, March 10, 2004-Vol 291, No. 10.

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