CDC: Heart disease rates in the U.S. are declining

10/14/2011 | CNN/The Chart blog

A national telephone survey in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that the prevalence of coronary heart disease dropped from 6.7% to 6% from 2006 to 2010. The decline of heart disease prevalence was consistent with a drop of populations at high risk for the disease, such as individuals with uncontrolled cholesterol, hypertension and smokers, lead author Dr. Jing Fang said.

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