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If resonable improvements in preventing and managing chronic disease are made, 40.2 million cases of chronic disease will be avoided in 2023.

Milken Institute. The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease on the United States; http://www.chronicdiseaseimpact.com/state_sheet/USA.pdf

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