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The number one cause of death in the United States is Coronary Heart Disease. The number two cause of death in the United States is stroke. Cardiovascular disease cause more deaths than the next seven top causes combined.
One-third of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease are in people 65 years of age or younger.
Fifty percent of males have Coronary Heart Disease by the age of 50, and 50 percent of females have Coronary Heart Disease by the age of 60.