Non-communicable diseases, called NCD’s have become a 21st century health challenge. Whereas diseases such as HIV, malaria,tuberculosis and the H1N1 virus have been given global attention, they have gone un-noticed.
The World Health Organization (WHO)and the United Nation Secretary General called for urgent action to solve the catastrophe.
Watch this video.
United nations Highlights threat of Non-communicable diseases.
The major NCD’s take 67% of the global deaths, they are:
This blog is about educating consumers to reduce health risk factors that cause these diseases. By taking action to reduce one or more of these risk factors you are playing a role in solving this catastrophe.
The risk factors are: smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating,obesity and air pollution.
Making a New Year resolution to reduce or eliminate one of them is a way to prevent illness and premature deaths due to NCD’s.
To take an active role through this blog start with our tutorial on Health Risk Factors, the program is self-directed.
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