non-communicable disease

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  • Created by: rxbyw
  • Created on: 18-01-19 19:03

risk factors of non-communicable diseases:

risk factors are something that is linked to an increased likelihood that a person will develop a certain disease

risk factors are often aspects of a person's lifestyle or prescence of certain substances in the environment

lifestyle factors can have different impacts:

locally

nationally

globally

in developed countries NCDs are more common because people have higher income meaning they can buy high fat foods

nationally people from deprived areas are more likely to smoke, have poor diet and have a lack of exercise

your individual choices affect local incidence of disease

smoking:

can cause cardiovascular disease lung disease lung cancer 

smoking damages the walls of arteries

while pregnant can cause miscarriages because of the reduction of oxygen to baby

obesity:

can cause type 2 diabetes

makes the body less sensitive to insulin and it struggles…

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