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The leading causes of mortality worldwide are chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs); cardiovascular disease (17 million), followed by cancer (7.6 million), respiratory disease (4.2 million) and diabetes (1.3 million) (1). The newly published Global Burden of Disease Study (2010) has systematically highlighted the epidemiological shift in morbidity and(More)
Changes in patterns of living result in changes in the nature and causes of disease. The industrial revolution of the late 18th century, and the technological revolution of the late 20th century are cases in point. The former was associated with a decline in infectious diseases; the latter with an increase in lifestyle and environmentally induced chronic(More)
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