Increase in Non-communicable Diseases in South Asian Countries

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 9, 2011 at 11:45 PM General Health News
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A recent World Bank report has issued a warning about the drastic rise in Non-communicable diseases in India and other South Asian countries, almost on the brink of a health crisis.
 Increase in Non-communicable Diseases in South Asian Countries
Increase in Non-communicable Diseases in South Asian Countries

According to the report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in adults aged 15-69. Comparing with other groups worldwide, heart attack seems to strike almost 6 years earlier  in South Asians.

It is time the South Asian countries work to reduce the burden of NCD's  to improve health of citizens as well as  their GDP.



Source: Medindia

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ennairam_23 Friday, February 11, 2011

We really should do something about the rise of heart diseases. Encourage healthy living [Proper nutrition, exercise, no smoking] to have a healthy heart.

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