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How NCDs Have Become A Major Cause Of Deaths In India?

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

Since independence India has made great progress by eradicating communicable diseases like chickenpox, polio and malaria. While the spread of communicable diseases is under control, the non-communicable diseases like heart attacks and stroke, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes are responsible for 60% of the deaths annually. The reason behind this alarming increase in NCDs is because of the fast-paced life people in India live, their eating habits, diet and unhealthy lifestyle.

“The non-communicable diseases have become the number one killer worldwide, and more so in our continent and more in our sub-continent and as Indians we are more predisposed to all these kinds of diseases.” - Dr. Rahul Gupta (Consultant Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai)