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WHO concerned with increase incidence in stroke and heart disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) is alarmed with the rise in global obesity influencing cardiovascular disease cases including heart disease and stroke, the primary cause of death in the world. WHO blamed the increased intake in food with poor nutritional value, high in fat, salt and sugar, and the decreased activity, sedentary lifestyles and increased access to public transport. Obesity is also presenting a problem in developing countries, influencing the formation of health concerns towards chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, which are preventable.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by All Africa.com

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About: WHO concerned with increase incidence in stroke and heart disease

Date: 23 September 2005

Source: All Africa.com

Author: Adeze Ojukwu

URL: http://allafrica.com/stories/200509230384.html

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