50% of all Adults in the US Have at Least One Chronic Condition, According to The CDC

July 3, 2014 5:07 AM

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Half of all adults in the US suffer from at least one chronic condition and more than a quarter have two or more conditions, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government study, published in The Lancet, is part of a new series in the journal called “The Health of Americans.”

According to the report, chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems.

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