by Dr. Lawrence Hutchison, MD, Statera Integrated
The CDC says Life expectancy is down for the second year in a row, decreasing by nearly 2.26 years since 2019. COVID-19 certainly played a significant part in that decline, yet we must look deeper than the headlines. Heart disease has remained the number one cause of death, cancer second, COVID third, with obesity and diabetes-related deaths rounding out the top five. The vast majority of those who died from COVID complications, though, also suffered from heart disease, diabetes, and/or obesity. 94% according to the CDC.
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