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Death rates from heart disease continue to decline in most of the EU, but some countries are ‘cause for concern’

26 June 2013

Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today in the European Heart Journal. In the majority of countries, there have been ongoing steady reductions in heart disease death rates in both sexes and most age groups, including among younger people, despite increases in obesity and diabetes during this time. However, heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Europe.

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