Navigation Links
1 in 5 U.S. Deaths Attributed to Smoking, High BP
Date:4/28/2009

Prevention efforts 'have run out of steam,' expert says,,,,

TUESDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Want to reduce your risk of dying prematurely? Don't smoke and keep a healthy blood pressure level.

Each of those factors accounts for about one in five deaths among U.S. adults, according to new research.

Although both factors had previously been shown to be linked with premature death, the magnitude of the effect found in the new study was not expected, said Majid Ezzati, an associate professor of international health at the Harvard School of Public Health and the study's lead author. The findings were published in the April issue of the online journal PLoS Medicine.

Ezzati and his research colleagues found that other dietary, metabolic and lifestyle factors also accounted for a substantial number of deaths in the United States, including:

  • Smoking
  • Physical inactivity
  • High salt intake
  • Low intake of fruits and vegetables
  • High blood sugar levels
  • High "bad" cholesterol
  • Overweight or obesity
  • High intake of trans fat
  • High intake of salt
  • Low intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • Low intake of omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish)
  • Alcohol intake

Using data from national health surveys and from the U.S. National Center on Health Statistics, the researchers estimated how many lives would be saved and deaths prevented if a risk factor were at the optimal level, creating what they called a comparative risk assessment. The optimal level for smoking, for instance, would be no smokers.

"We put these surveys of levels of these risk factors together with epidemiological studies that tell us how bad they are, and this led to estimates of the number of deaths that are caused by each risk factor," Ezzati said.

Being overweight or being physically inactive each accounted fo
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. £5 million investment in personalized medicines to cut patient deaths
2. Injuries, Deaths Tied to Consumer Drugs Rise Sharply
3. New Report: Dangerous Drug Side Effects and Deaths Doubled Since 1998... Seniors Hit Hardest
4. Child Deaths Fall Below 10 Million For First Time
5. Climate may increase heat-related deaths by 2050s, says Mailman School of PH study
6. Montana State University researchers investigate new suspect in West Nile deaths of pelicans
7. Assisted Suicide Wont Up Deaths for Vulnerable Groups: Study
8. Cruel Deaths in Mexico a Result of Closing U.S. Horse Processing Plants: AVMA
9. World Bank Group Report on Malaria in Africa Highlights Progress Towards Goal of Significantly Reducing Malaria Deaths
10. News of Declining Cancer Deaths Underscores the Power of Preventive Screening
11. ASGE Applauds News of Drop in Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
1 in 5 U.S. Deaths Attributed to Smoking, High BP
(Date:7/11/2014)... Even the hot Texas sun won’t keep ... . The school had previously invested in a ... from APCPLAY, but recently asked for an innovative solution to ... Godley Elementary School chose a Rectangular Shade from APCPLAY as ... on their playground. The shade measures 24’W x 34’H ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Based in ... care to residents of Brazoria County and surrounding counties. ... the clinic is now accessible from Northbound Highway 288 ... a center where patients can get low-cost urgent care ... far from rare, finding places that can match the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Fatigue, lack of safety ... number of accidents in the workplace, according to ... articles highlight safety issues that contribute to the ... occur on the job annually, according to the ... explore "preventable workplace accidents." , Safety Issue: "Extended ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Platforms (Land, Airborne, Naval), Application (Software Defined Radios, ... Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to be ... register a CAGR of 5.56% to reach $39.52 ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a ... of victims injured by defective medical devices, reports ... allegations that the woman’s hidden, aggressive leiomyosarcoma was ... used during a routine laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy procedure. ... Medical Instruments Corporation over its Wolf Power Morcellator ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cool Fun Under the Texas Sun: Godley Elementary School Purchases Shade Structure from APCPLAY© 2Health News:Prime Urgent Care Announces New Access to the Clinic, Available from Northbound Highway 288 2Health News:Safety Reboot Magazine Focuses on: Why Extended Hours is Dangerous in the Workplace; Why Custodial Work Can be Dangerous; and Improving Safety for Roofers 2Health News:Safety Reboot Magazine Focuses on: Why Extended Hours is Dangerous in the Workplace; Why Custodial Work Can be Dangerous; and Improving Safety for Roofers 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 2Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 3Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 4Health News:Couple Sues Over Alleged Cancer Risk Associated with use of a Power Morcellator During the Woman's Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal Procedure, Parker Waichman Comments 5
... , This release is available in Spanish ... have a powerful effect on formation of strong, healthy bones, ... hold true for humans. Jin-Ran Chen and his ... U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at the Arkansas Children,s Nutrition ...
... tsunamis to war and genocide which wreak devastation on millions ... from the headlines. But how do policymakers, charities and medics ... influences their tactics and the style of humanitarian aid? ... London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with Boris Martin, ...
... In the 1983 movie "A Man with Two Brains," Steve Martin ... two brains inside his own skull as we all do, ... it comes to seeing the world around us, each of our ... working memory. Normally, it takes years or decades after a ...
... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... increasingly popular, inflatable models, pose serious risks to young children, ... Children,s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, detail the drowning deaths of ... a variety of above-ground pools, some large and deep, others ...
... substitutes used in low-calorie potato chips and other foods ... according to a study published by the American Psychological ... challenges the conventional wisdom that foods made with fat ... fat substitutes can interfere with the body,s ability to ...
... of medicine and community health sciences at Boston University ... Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) International Program 2011 Awards ... and investment in mentoring scientists in their pursuits in ... who is also chief of the Section of General ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blueberries help lab rats build strong bones 2Health News:New book shines light on French versus British models of humanitarian aid 2Health News:Picower: 1 skull + 2 brains = 4 objects in mind 2Health News:Picower: 1 skull + 2 brains = 4 objects in mind 3Health News:Portable Pools Pose Drowning Risk for Young Kids 2Health News:Portable Pools Pose Drowning Risk for Young Kids 3Health News:Fat substitutes linked to weight gain 2Health News:BU'S Jeffrey H. Samet, M.D., selected as a 2011 NIDA International Program Awards of Excellence winner 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... DALLAS , Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com ... to its store . (Photo: ... consumption upgrade and policy support, China,s ... the years, with total market size rising from 3.28 ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... IRVING, Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the ... company, awarded several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national ... with IT goods and services at lower costs. These ... value-added services such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , January 15, 2014 ... Ltd., the exclusive worldwide distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding ... on January 7, 2014, the Company,s board of directors ... Weiner as its new member of the board. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3
... 2007-The U.S. Food and Drug Administration,(FDA) is aware ... a drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes. ... there is a,potentially significant increase in the risk ... Avandia. However, other,published and unpublished data from long-term ...
... Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2007 - Gloucester,Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,(FDA) has ... histone,deacetylase inhibitor, romidepsin, for the monotherapy of,previously ... previously announced that it has reached an ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Issues Safety Alert on Avandia 2FDA Issues Safety Alert on Avandia 3Gloucester Pharmaceuticals Receives Fast Track Designation for,Romidepsin in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma 2Gloucester Pharmaceuticals Receives Fast Track Designation for,Romidepsin in Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: