Mapped: the global epidemic of 'lifestyle' disease in charts

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Mapped: the global epidemic of 'lifestyle' disease in charts

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:13 am

worth a look; some quite interesting graphics

Mapped: the global epidemic of 'lifestyle' disease in charts (2018)
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/mapp ... se-charts/

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes now account for 90 per cent of deaths each year in the UK.

These so-called 'lifestyle' conditions are a well known problem in the west. Much less understood is that they now account for the majority (53 per cent) of deaths and disabilities in the developing world – taking 31 million lives a year.

NCDs are not driven by infections and viruses but by behaviours such as poor diet, smoking, moving too little, alcohol and drugs.

Although often referred to as lifestyle issues – implying personal choice – the rapid spread of NCDs around the world suggests they are a more universal problem, correlating strongly with economic development and urbanisation.

Globally, 70 per cent of deaths – some 40 million – are now attributed to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with lower and middle income countries becoming increasingly impacted as there (sic) economies grow. ...
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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