Alzheimer's Could Be Third Leading Cause Of Death
A new study suggests Alzheimer's might be the cause of nearly 500,000 deaths per year. That is six times the number reported by the government.By Nichole Cartmell | March 6, 2014
Alzheimer's might be the cause of more deaths in the United States than previously thought.
Currently, Alzheimer's ranks number six on the list of mortality rates in America causing nearly 84,000 deaths per year. But a new study suggests that number might actually be closer to half a million. (Via KCTV, The Washington Post)
That's about six times higher than the government total, which would put Alzheimer's just behind heart disease and cancer when it comes to causes of death.