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The other pandemic

Ravi Sandhu
Ravi Sandhu
How many of our lifestyle habits are causing more harm than anything else

Introduction
The WHO (World Health Organisation) reported about the “other pandemic” that has been a crisis for much longer than the coronavirus pandemic, since 2000 in fact.
Extracts from the WHO’s article
“Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death.”
“Heart disease now represents 16% of total deaths from all causes.”
“Deaths from diabetes increased by 70% globally between 2000 and 2019, with an 80% rise in deaths among males.”
What causes Non-Communicable Diseases?
“Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of dying from a NCD.”
“Children, adults and the elderly are all vulnerable to the risk factors contributing to NCDs, whether from unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, exposure to tobacco smoke or the harmful use of alcohol.”
“Unhealthy diets and a lack of physical activity may show up in people as raised blood pressure, increased blood glucose, elevated blood lipids and obesity.”
“1.6 million deaths annually can be attributed to insufficient physical activity.”
Non-Communicable Diseases and Covid19 mortality are linked
It’s the people with these conditions that suffered most from the coronavirus pandemic?
COVID-19: a new lens for non-communicable diseases - The Lancet
NCDs and COVID-19 - PAHO/WHO | Pan American Health Organization
BAME communities suffer from Non-Communicable Diseases and Covid19 more than others
Obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart diseases are highly prevalent in BAME communities.
Raising the issue of overweight and obesity with the South Asian community | British Journal of General Practice
The load of articles in the news
7 of top 10 killers pre-COVID-19 were non-communicable diseases: WHO | CTV News
WHO: Heart disease now killing more people than ever before | Hindustan Times
Seven of top 10 killers pre-Covid were non-communicable diseases, says WHO | Life | Malay Mail
7 of top 10 killers pre-COVID era were non-communicable diseases: WHO | ABS-CBN News
Heart diseases leading cause of deaths worldwide in 2019, diabetes follows close
WHO reveals leading causes of death and disability worldwide: 2000-2019
Heart disease and stroke killing people in greater numbers than ever, WHO data show
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