Non-Communicable Disease

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Non-communicable diseases are diseases which cannot be passed from one species to another, which are usually chronic and often occur in more developed countries, due to the risk factors involved being more accessible e.g. overeating and unhealthy diets leading to obesity and alcohol use. Examples of non communicable diseases include diabetes and coronary heart disease. The World Health Organization claims that "Noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally"[1].

References

  1. http://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/noncommunicable-diseases
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