Boing Boing via the Pharma Gossip blog lays out how the leading causes of death have changed from 1900 to 2010. It's interesting. There is an obvious shift from many deaths due to infectious diseases in 1900 to non-infectious causes in the "modern world". Thank you antibiotics and vaccines.
As for modern situation, we need better dietary and living habits. All I can say is "Watch your heart!"
Posted by Bruce Lehr Jun 28th 2012.