Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today (26 June 2013) in the European Heart Journal.
In the majority of countries, there have been ongoing steady reductions in heart disease death rates in both sexes and most age groups, including among younger people, despite increases in obesity and diabetes during this time. However, heart disease remains a leading cause of death in Europe.
The press release can be found via this link.
The full report can be downloaded via this link.