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UNSCN Brief “Non-communicable diseases, diets and nutrition”

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now the leading cause of mortality worldwide; they are responsible for 70% of global deaths; equivalent to 40 million people. The health and economic repercussions of this trend are enormous. Millions of people will experience premature mortality or compromised quality of life, countries and regions will experience reduced productivity and arrested economic growth.

This brief provides short overviews on various technical and policy aspects of the NCDs nutrition nexus, including a condensed chronology of recent political processes in the areas of nutrition and NCDs, a summary of how nutrition, diet and NCDs are linked, and an overview of key intervention, programme and policy actions for the way forward.

Discussion paper: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese

Key messages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian, Chinese

Author:
UNSCN
Year:
2018

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