Invest in Public Health
- More than 17 million Americans have diabetes, and over 200,000 people die each year of related complications. Costs related to diabetes add up to nearly $100 billion annually.
- Cardiovascular disease costs us an estimated $300 billion per year. Hypertension, obesity, and diet are some of the leading risk factors.
- More than 500,000 Americans die of cancer each year. Cancer costs us an estimated $180.2 billion. Many types of cancer may not be inherited but may be linked to environmental factors including tobacco smoke, chemicals, dietary habits, and viral infections.
Olukemi Famurewa Adeoye, BDS, MPH
School of Public Health
Loma Linda University
24951 North Circle Drive Nichol Hall 1706
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Office: (909) 558-7013
Fax: (909) 558-7948