Early death – how to reduce your risk
Early death for people in Victoria is most commonly due to illnesses caused by smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, alcohol misuse, obesity and physical inactivity. Lifestyle changes can prevent many diseases.
A risk factor is something that makes it more likely that you will develop a particular disease or medical condition. Some risk factors, such as age, gender and family history, are beyond your control. However, many lifestyle-related risk factors are very much in your control.