Low- and middle-income groups are the worst affected by pollution; 92% of deaths due to pollution occurred in that income group

BENGALURU:One would expect those working in the health directorate to be the most knowledgeable about diseases and their implications.

It has been reported that higher plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes. However the results to date have been mixed and no adequate data based on a cohort are available for the high end of the normal range, above approximately 32 ng/ml or 80 nmol/L.

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The cashless scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan', will cover 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, he said.

Psychiatric disorders, diabetes and hypertension are the top three ailments for which patients have been flooding the main civic-run hospitals, KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper.

The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) is generating important and often nonintuitive information about the prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality of the world’s major communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). An emerging narrative from the GBD is the gradual ascendency of the NCDs, especially among the world’s large low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). But with regards to the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), we have also seen how these chronic and debilitating infections of poverty might also account for a high percentage of the global disease burden.

Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

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In view of the linkages between food and NCDs, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been working for necessary policies and practices aimed at promoting good food, especially among schoolchildren.

How Tobacco companies subvert anti-tobacco laws capable of saving millions in Nigeria, others - Report

High dietary saturated fat intake is associated with higher blood concentrations of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), an established risk factor for coronary heart disease. However, there is increasing interest in whether various dietary oils or fats with different fatty acid profiles such as extra virgin coconut oil may have different metabolic effects but trials have reported inconsistent results.

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