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Increase in Non-communicable Diseases in South Asian Countries

by Savitha C Muppala on February 9, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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 Increase in Non-communicable Diseases in South Asian Countries

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.

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.

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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.



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