- About 25% of adult Americans have more than one chronic condition (Multiple Chronic Condition = MCC). Over 66% of health care spending is for this 25% of people with MCC.
- About 66% of Medicare users have MCC.
- About 75% of people age 65 or older have MCC.
Chronic conditions include: Alzheimer's and related dementia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism disorders, some cancers, chronic kidney disease, depression, diabetes, heart failure, hepatitis B & C, HIV and AIDS, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease, osteoporosis, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, stroke.
These conditions are likely based on inflammation: asthma, some cancers, high blood pressure, stroke.
These conditions are possibly caused by inflammation: Alzheimer's and dementia, depression.
High Blood Pressure and Depression continues to go up between 2004 and 2013. (Google Spreadsheet.)
There are very simple and inexpensive treatments for these top 5:
- Get regular exercise.
- Eat better foods.
- Lower intake of sugar, salt.
- Lose weight to be your doctor-specified weight.
- Eat only organic foods. Your food bill will go up a bit, but your medical bill will drop drastically.
 HHS on Multiple Chronic Conditions. Last accessed Apr 9, 2016.
 Ford, E. S., Croft, J. B., Posner, S. F., Goodman, R. A., & Giles, W. H. (2013). Co-Occurrence of Leading Lifestyle-Related Chronic Conditions Among Adults in the United States, 2002-2009. Preventing Chronic Disease, 10, E60. http://doi.org/10.5888/pcd10.120316.
 Obesity rates over time. Table 64. 1988-1994 and 2009-2012. CDC.