Recognising and combatting the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Via TheIsmaili.org’s Nutrition Centre: According to the United Nations, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were the cause of some 36 million deaths around the world in 2008. That represented an astounding 63 per cent of deaths world-wide that year, making NCDs “responsible for more deaths than all other causes combined.”

Recognising and combatting the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

Sadly, that number is growing; it is projected that non-communicable diseases will cause an estimated 52 million deaths in 2030. In a series of publications on non-communicable diseases, the medical journal The Lancet noted that “NCDs remain the least recognised group of conditions that threaten the future of human health and well-being.” However, these diseases are largely preventable and their impact can be significantly reduced.

More http://www.theismaili.org – Nutrition Centre: Recognising and combatting the threat of NCDs.

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