Heart disease has fallen to second place for U.S. Latinos, says an American Cancer Society report, which adds that the order is reversed for the country as a whole.
Cancer has become the leading cause of death among U.S. Latinos, nosing past heart disease in 2009, researchers at the American Cancer Society reported Monday.
For most demographic groups — and for the country as a whole — heart disease is the top killer, claiming a total of 599,413 American lives in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That same year, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 567,628 Americans died of cancer.
Eryn Brown reports this store here.
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