Heart disease deaths down; diabetes prevention and awareness held event in Bridgeport
Health officials say they are seeing fewer deaths from heart disease.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease death rates have been steadily decreasing since the 1960s.
But they say that decline has slowed in recent years.
Between 2000 and 2011, the death rate dropped every year by an average of nearly 4%.
Between 2011 and 2019, the annual average decline was less than 1%.
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S., followed by cancer.
A Bridgeport nonprofit that helps people live healthier lives, held a free testing this weekend for pre-diabetes.
The nonprofit held the free testing at Cathedral of Faith on Fairfield Avenue.
Dr. Dana Wade the founder of "Monitor My Health" in Bridgeport says millions of Americans are pre-diabetic and it's vital they be educated about the condition.