Kerala State is a harbinger of what will happen in future to the rest of India in chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD). We assessed: (i) the burden of NCD risk factors; (ii) estimated the relations of behavioural risk factors to socio-demographic correlates, anthropometric risk factors

This report examines evidences on the economic impact of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India. Presents new estimates of the impact of NCDs, both on household economic well being as well as on aggregate economic outcomes in India.

The world's almost 400 million Indigenous people have low standards of health. This poor health is associated with poverty, malnutrition, overcrowding, poor hygiene, environmental contamination, and prevalent infections. Inadequate clinical care and health promotion, and poor disease prevention services aggravate this situation.

Chronic inflammation is a key player in pathogenesis. The inflammatory cytokine, tumor necrosis factor-alpha is a well known inflammatory protein, and has been a therapeutic target for the treatment of diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn's Disease. Obesity is a well known risk factor for developing non-insulin dependent diabetes melitus. Adipose tissue has been shown to produce tumor necrosis factor-alpha, which has the ability to reduce insulin secretion and induce insulin resistance.

Lifestyle diseases

CANCER drugs may soon come under the purview of India

3-Year Countrywide Study Finds High Rate Of BP And Diabetes
Kounteya Sinha | TNN

New Delhi: Two in three women in urban India and one in three women in rural India above the age of 35 have been found to be overweight. Almost every second woman in urban India and every third woman in rural India were found to have high blood pressure.

What is overweight for Caucasians is now obese for Indians Veena Katyal

CHENNAI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will start a major study on diagnostic Indian Normal Values later this year, and in three or four years time, India will have its own set of diagnostic criteria, V.M. Katoch, Director-General, said on Friday.

National Rural Health Mission will have global significance if it achieves targets

Aarti Dhar

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