Skip to comments.Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics
Posted on 09/25/2012 2:32:40 AM PDT by neverdem
Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind.
The change is not exactly cause for alarm. Death rates for both cancer and heart disease have been dropping for Hispanics and everyone else. It's just that heart disease deaths have fallen faster, largely because of improved treatment and prevention, including the development of cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Overall, cancer will probably replace heart disease as the nation's top cause of death in the next 10 years, said Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society, lead author of a study reporting the new findings. Government health statisticians think the crossover point could be reached as early as this year, or at least in the next two or three years...
(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...
Rebecca Siegel got two citations from this temporal data. From the Pew Hispanic Center, Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero and Perhaps Less. For those who believe demographics is destiny, the Great Recession isn't over yet.
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