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Alzheimer's may be 3rd leading cause of death
Iris L.
Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 1:45 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18707

This was reported in the news yesterday.

Alzheimer's may be 3rd leading cause of death in U.S.


It may be nearly as lethal as heart disease and cancer, and it affects more and more of us by the day.


A new study finds Alzheimer's disease may be now the third leading cause of death in the United States.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently places the disease at sixth in causes of death.


Researchers say deaths from Alzheimer's disease are under-reported because medical examiners usually list only the more immediate cause of death such as a heart attack or pneumonia.


The experts say Alzheimer's itself doesn't kill people.


It causes the debilitation that leads to conditions that finally cause death.


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