Lifestyle Diseases: The Link between Modern Lifestyle and Threat to Public Health

Wahied Khawar Balwan, Sachdeep Kour
2021 Saudi Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Globalization and economic progress have been accompanied with an increase in the incidence of lifestyle diseases worldwide. Lifestyle Diseases are a major public health problem globally. According to World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 71% of all deaths globally were attributed to Lifestyle Diseases, a subset of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). A lifestyle disease is linked to the way a person lives. Lifestyle diseases are ailments that are primarily based on the day to day habits of
more » ... e. Habits that detract people from activity and push them towards a sedentary routine can cause several health issues that lead to chronic non-communicable diseases with life threatening consequences. A primary intent of this article is to educate readers about the risk factors associated with Lifestyle diseases as well as to encourage them to follow a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce the chances of developing a Lifestyle related disease later in their lives.
doi:10.36348/sjmps.2021.v07i04.003 fatcat:p3yebi7xobh5perho4bh546adi