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NZ: Casualties on the rise as we lose battle of the bulge

“New Zealand is in an epidemic involving, one way or another, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, smoking and obesity.” says the NZ Herald in a feature article about NZ’s biggest killer – cardiovascular disease. It warns that the disease is getting worse, hitting younger people (aged 25-44 years) and examines why this is happening.

Includes comments from FOE’s Robyn Toomath, NHF’s Norman Sharp, Christchurch School of Medicine’s John Elliott and University of Otago’s Jim Mann.

Read more: NZ Herald, 19 Nov 2005 B4-B5

Published on November 19, 2005 in New Zealand news