The NIH Is Focusing Their Research On Chronic Disease, With Hopes To Improve Patient Care

August 20, 2014
by Stephanie Castillo
Medical Daily

While the findings of the newly funding NIH-projects will no doubt be invaluable, theCDC believes in the power of prevention. Eliminating but three risk factors, namely poor diet, inactivty, and smoking, can prevent risk for heart disease and stroke by 80 percent, type 2 diabetes by 80 percent and cancer by 40 percent.

Think of it this way: Trust for America's Health estimates that every $10 a person puts into community-based programs that tackle the aforementioned risk factors will yield over $16 billion in medical cost savings annually. A small price to pay before any better practices are revealed.

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