Heart Disease affects Those with a Poorer Diet More

Those who live in poorer areas are more likely to have a poorer diet and are more susceptible to die from cardiovascular disease .
Taking into account death rates and risk factors, an online tool highlights that heart disease and strokes are more likely to affect those who have poorer diets and live in the less affluent parts of England; those who are poorer and have poorer diets are 2.5 times more likely to develop heart disease and strokes than those who live in more affluent areas.
The Department of Health intends for this comparative system to improves standards and enable better targeting of resources.
In addition, it has been developed in order that the local health services can review the impact of cardiovascular diseases local populations.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UK, accountable for a third of total deaths in England.
Mortality rates for cardiovascular disease in England have gone down however this varies from 55% plus in Sunderland, Middle Essex and Hartlepool, to approximately 40% in parts of London and the East of England.

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