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Heart disease and smoking causes for concerns in region

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 25, 2014

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THE Public Health England report also raised further concerns regarding the risk of heart disease in Burton.

The body said there was a need to focus on preventable causes of ill health.

It comes just three months after an online health map revealed people in Burton were at an increased risk of developing heart disease due to lifestyle factors such as drinking and smoking.

Burton became a heart town two years ago in a bid to bring the community together to help tackle what is the UK's biggest killer.

The report also found that 16.3 per cent of children are living in poverty, slightly above South Derbyshire's 13.3 per cent.

Perhaps unexpectedly, smoking during pregnancy was found to be a major issue in South Derbyshire..

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