Strong disease prevention campaigns work! - Tag in the comments one of your friends that needs some good news (or wants to quit smoking 🚭 ).
Our week’s guest artis is the talented Camilla Falsini .
Heart disease rates have halved in a decade as statins and the fall in smoking have hugely reduced the prevalence of the condition.
Experts said the drop was testament to the strong disease prevention campaigns over the last decade which have seen millions of people offered statins to lower their cholesterol and encouraged to stop smoking.
Although heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Britain, the number of people dying decreased from 80 per 100,000 to 46 per 100,000 between 2005 and 2015.