Table of Contents
|2.7||Head and Neck Cancer|
|Chapter 3||Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Part II: High- Risk Lifestyle Choices|
|Chapter 10||Sexually Transmitted Diseases|
|Chapter 11||Drug Abuse|
|Part III: Prevention|
A great tragedy is occurring. Millions of people are dying prematurely. These people are killing themselves and they don’t even know it...
The relationship between lifestyle and disease has been well established. A twenty-four-year Harvard study of over 77,000 women found that 55 percent of their deaths could be attributed to smoking, obesity, a lack of physical activity, or a low-quality diet (1). Similarly, a Cambridge study has suggested that a healthy lifestyle could add fourteen years to our lives (2).
The top five causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lung disease, and accidents (3). Fortunately, most of these deaths could be prevented.
Thank you for reading this book. The diseases which are most common killers in our society can usually be prevented by simple lifestyle choices. You now have the information which that could prevent 90 percent of heart disease, 67 percent of cancer, 90 percent of chronic lung disease, nearly all cases of sexually transmitted disease, as well as most cases of accidental death, diabetes, and cirrhosis. If the lifestyle choices outlined in this book were uniformly adopted, the savings in suffering and health care costs would be tremendous. Please teach your friends and family about the principles that you have learned. The best way to eliminate disease is to prevent it from ever happening.