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Shocking Statistics

  • Every 26 seconds, an American man or woman suffers a coronary event.
  • 71 million Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.
  • 30% of teenagers show signs of atherosclerosis (thickening of the arteries), setting them up for an early heart attack or stroke.
  • Every 2 minutes another American woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • 62% of Canadian adults are either overweight or obese.
  • Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in Canada and the cost of diabetes is estimated to be up to $9 billion a year.
  • World wide, 1.1 billion adults and 22 million children under the age of 5 are obese.
  • 1 in 2 women over 50, and 1 in 4 men, will have an osteoporosis – related bone fracture.
  • Today, Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of men and women in North America. Nearly 2,400 Americans die of Cardiovascular Disease each day, a death every 36 seconds and claims more lives each year than cancer, lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes combined.
  • The estimated direct and indirect cost of cardiovascular disease in the United States this year (2006 is $403.1 billion).
  • An estimated 15-30% of stroke survivors are permanently disabled and it is also the 3rd leading cause of death in American.

Direct Selling Facts and Statistics

  • According to the DSA, Direct Selling Companies sold more than $30 billion in products and services in 2005 which is almost twice as much as in 1995 and now totals more than $100 billion worldwide.
  • Out of the more than 14 million Americans who do direct selling, 80% of them are women.
  • More than 74% of the American public have purchased goods or services through Direct selling; surpassing $30 billion in 2005, up from $24.5 billion just five years earlier.