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Global Health Risks: Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks


Published in : 2009

Available in : English

This World Health Organization report states that the leading global risks for mortality in the world are high blood pressure (responsible for 13% of deaths globally), tobacco use (9%), high blood gluĀ­cose (6%), physical inactivity (6%), and overweight and obesity (5%). These risks are responsible for raising the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers. They affect countries across all income groups: high, middle and low.


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Originally posted at : WHO - Publications


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Themes: Breastfeeding, general, Diet and lifestyle, general, Emergency, general, Nutrition and health/disease, general, Nutrition planning, policy and programme, general, Overnutrition, general, Undernutrition, general, Breastfeeding counseling, Breastfeeding counseling, Diarrhoea, Diet related chronic disease, Dietary diversity, Dietary recommendations, Double burden of malnutrition, Double burden of malnutrition, Energy dense nutrient low diet, Exclusive breastfeeding, Food and nutrition policies and strategies, Food Security and Livelihoods , Growth standards, Health Interventions , Healthy diet, Hygiene, water and sanitation, Infant formula / BMS, Infections, Malaria, Maternal and child health, Maternal undernutrition / LBW, Micronutrient deficiencies, Micronutrient deficiencies, Micronutrient Supplementation, Micronutrient Supplementation, Micronutrient Supplementation, Monitoring and evaluation, Monitoring and evaluation, Nutritional requirements, Nutritional requirements , Obesity and overweight, Physical activity, Stunting, Underweight, Wasting


Resource types: Reports


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