The major leading causes of death in Australia are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, injury and respiratory diseases.
The main cause of death in Australia for many years has been cardiovascular disease: coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. The cost of heart disease to the Australian economy is over five million dollars per day, while almost every 10 minutes there is a death caused by heart disease. Many of these deaths can be prevented with more regular physical activity and a healthy diet. More