India study suggests steps to ease the burden of lifestyle diseases

Burden of lifestyle disease on healthcare is already high and this study says it will not only go up further but also increase mortality.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 30, 2024 | 1:48 PMUpdatedMay 30, 2024 | 1:48 PM

Diabetes has increased by 158% in rural Tamil Nadu.

Deaths owing to heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, trauma, and stroke, besides mental health disorders, are common. However, are we doing enough to control these diseases? Hardly, it seems. A recent study reveals India’s alarming rise in lifestyle diseases or non-communicable diseases, claiming they account for 52 percent of fatalities in India.

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