Cardiovascular disease remains main cause of premature deaths in Moldova

According to, cardiovascular disease remain one of the main risks Moldova, being the cause for over 80% of premature deaths.

The statistics show that the main risk factors are high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, high level of cholesterol and sedentary.

Like in any other year, the World Heart Day, celebrated each 29th September, is marked by rising awareness of various heart disease.  This year's event will go under the name of "Distribuie puterea!" ("Share strength!") and will be promoting a healthy lifestyle.

According to the World Health Organization, 17.7 million deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease and the number is expected to rise to 23 million by 2030.
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