Non-communicable diseases guide

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Non-communicable diseases guide

May 27, 2021

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often lifestyle-influenced and are not transmissible directly from one person to another. These NCDs are becoming increasingly pervasive and entrenched in our society, accounting for an estimated 89% of deaths in the UK and around two-thirds of deaths

During the COVID pandemic, these risks have become alarmingly prevalent. The closure of gyms and restrictions on group exercise and team sports forced many onto the comfort of the couch.
Fuelled by anxiety, depression, loneliness or even boredom, many have turned to extra units of alcohol, more cigarettes and comfort eating to cope with the pandemic impact. Whilst genetics and environment play a role in the presence of non-communicable diseases, the high risk associated with lifestyle factors has shined a spotlight on how our seemingly harmless choices are, in fact, harming our health.

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