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Suicide, drug abuse, diabetes and heart problems are among the main factors that kill middle aged white people.

(Mirror Daily, United States) – Advancements in developing a cure for heart diseases, diabetes and obesity are not something to take lightly. Especially due to the fact that the middle-aged white population is dying because of these reasons.

Policy makers and health care professionals are worried about the reasons for which the majority of the middle-aged white population is dying. The common American is dying because of common diseases such as heart problems, diabetes, drug abuse and suicides. And it is only happening in the US.

According to the author of the study and the president of the Commonwealth Fund, David Blumenthal, diseases are discovered and treated at a normal pace, but this happens with new illnesses or medical conditions that seem like a bigger threat than high cholesterol induced heart problems.

Dr. Blumenthal explains that research in the fields that affect the majority of the middle-aged white population has stagnated. And this is worrying both medical professionals and insurance companies. It is also disastrous from an economic point of view because insurance providers will be more careful with their policies when talking about the middle-aged white population as they are considered a risk right now.

A demographer from the Pennsylvania University, Samuel Preston, explains that the mortality rates in states like Kentucky, Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arkansas are higher with 60 to 75 percent than those in the 80s and early 90s. Something happened in between the late 90s and today that caused a serious spike in the mortality rated of the middle-aged white population

On the other side, the lowest mortality rates among the middle-aged white population were registered in states like California, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

Dr. Preston expressed his concern and stated that the numbers should be seen as a national problem. There are parts of the United States where Americans die younger than the previous generations. The reasons registered for the deaths were common threats as suicide, drug abuse, heart problems and diabetes.

It has become obvious to medical care professionals that they have to focus more on solving these problems. The research efforts must be refreshed and strengthened in order to progress to be felt.

Last year, a couple of Nobel-prize laureates Anne Case and Angus Deaton, economists at Princeton University published a study which showed the increased levels in death rates among white Americans that are non-Latino between the ages of 45 to 54.

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