Did You Know?
Chronic diseases and conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common and preventable of all health problems. At the heart of all chronic disease is poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
- As of 2012, about half of all adults (117 million people) had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions.
- Seven of the top 10 causes of death in 2010 were chronic diseases. Two of these chronic diseases (heart disease and cancer) together accounted for nearly 48% of all deaths.