India is faced with a triple burden of existing communicable diseases, emerging new infectious and non – communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs like diabetes, heart disease and cancer of epidemic proportions, present the greatest challenge.
Heart disease is the second largest killer in India. There are 67 million confirmed diabetics in India and 30 million in pre-diabetic stage. By 2030, India will have the largest number of diabetic patients and may well become the capital of diabetic patients in world.
NCDs are estimated to account for nearly 75% of all deaths. Low-and middle-income countries like India share a disproportionate 80% of the NCD mortality burden. This high burden poses a substantial threat to IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s socioeconomic development.
It is time to act now to adopt a Healthy life style in the families from an early age to combat these diseases with a proper balanced diet, regular exercise and physical activity, no tobacco, stress control and by giving due respect to biological clock.
A disease associated with the way a person or group of people lives.
Lifestyle diseases include atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, and premature mortality.
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