Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Infographic: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth More Than a Pound of Cure

As the familiar Benjamin Franklin saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

The following infographic reveals the truth behind this adage. Created by the Adventist University of Health Sciences, the graphic illustrates how the top five causes of death in the United States (heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory ailments, accidents, and stroke) could be dramatically reduced if America invests more in community-based prevention programs.

Some of the preventive initiatives suggested by the graphic include expanding tobacco-free environments, increasing healthy food options in schools and communities, and establishing safe walking routes and outdoor spaces for physical activity.

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