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If the major risk factors for chronic disease were eliminated, at least 80% of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes would be prevented; and 40% of cancer would be prevented.

Reference

Title
Fact File
Publication Date
Published 2005
Authors
World Health Organization
URL
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