Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Lowering Premature Deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Lowering Premature Deaths from Non-Communicable Diseases

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New research published in The Lancet has revealed that reducing six risk factors could prevent over 37 million deaths from the four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs) - cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes - by 2025.

The study, undertaken by Professor Majid Ezzati from Imperial College London, assessed the impact of achieving global targets which have been set for six risk factors: tobacco and alcohol use, salt intake, obesity and raised blood pressure and glucose levels. These were assessed on the 25 × 25 target - the target set in the 2011 United Nations agreement to reduce deaths globally from the four main NCDs by 25% from the 2010 levels.

Dr Fiona Sim, Chair of RSPH, welcomed the clear targets set out in the research, and highlighted the consequences if governments do not adhere to the targets, namely, 37 million preventable deaths from the main four NCDs. …

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