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65% of Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by retirement age.

Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money. http://www.researchamerica.org/advocacy/investment.html. Published 2005

Reference

Title
Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money
Publisher
Research!America
Publication Date
Published 2005
Authors
Research!America
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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