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Thread: 1900-2010 // What kills us (chart)

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    1900-2010 // What kills us (chart)

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    Thought I'd share this chart from a NE Journal of Medicine article titled "The Burden of Disease and the Changing Task of Medicine". There's also an interesting interactive chart where you can see the increase/decrease in various causes over the years. It's an interesting read, especially the last section on "The Roles of Medicine".

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    That's really interesting, from looking at "what kills us in 2010", it seems like only accidents would continue to cause a lot of people to kick the bucket if everyone went primal, of course that might go down too if they followed Rule #8...

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    I'm kind of surprised at the rate of heart disease back then. It looks like it has increased by 40%, but I thought it would have been lower to start with. What were they eating/doing to make it such a high rate?
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    That is very interesting. I would love to somehow see the average age at which those things were killing people.
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    Interesting. I'm not sure I really trust stats taken from 1900 however. A lot of people back then just generically died and nobody really knew why because they hadn't been under any medical care. They might have had a cancer or a heart problem but nobody did an autopsy to find out.

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    The survival rate from heart disease has increased massively - hence the death rate from does not correlate with incidence.
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