LIST: Top 10 Causes of Death of Filipinos in 2022

It shows bad diets can be fatal.

Heart disease that clogs or narrows the arteries is the number one cause of death of Filipinos in the first four months of 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority said Tuesday, underscoring how fatty diets take a toll on the human body.

Ischemic heart disease accounts for 18.7% of deaths that were registered with the PSA from January to April 2022. It was followed by cerebrovascular diseases that restrict blood flow to the brain and neoplasms, or growths that can be benign or cancerous.

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Cholesterol deposits cause plaque to build up in arteries or blood vessels that pump oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Such blockages can lead to heart attacks.

Here are the top 10 causes of death for Filipinos as of April 2022:

1. Ischemic heart diseases - 29,442 cases (18.7%)
2. Cerebrovascular diseases - 16,316 deaths (10.4%)
3. Neoplasms - 14,928 deaths (9.5%)
4. Diabetes mellitus - 10,072 deaths (6.4%)
5. Hypertensive diseases - 9,068 deaths (5.8%)
6. COVID-19 virus identified
7. Pneumonia
8. Other heart diseases
9. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
10. Remainder of diseases of the genitourinary system

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