New risk charts in a paper published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute provide a broader perspective than most of the risk calculators, because they cover the risks for 10 different causes of death, and for all causes combined, while differentiating by age and among smokers, nonsmokers and former smokers.
Want to know what cause of death is NOT listed? What cause of death didn’t even make this “top 10 list” of the causes of death despite the Obesity in America site listing it as the number 2 cause of preventable deaths in the US? Any guesses? Did you guess “obesity”? Ding ding ding. Here’s your prize: a baby flavored donut. Although; to be fair, maybe “Death by Fat” was number 11.