Unequal access to preventive resources such as healthy foods, a family doctor, health screening and health promotion programs put some groups at increased risk for chronic illness.
While the pandemic has focused the world’s attention on how to prevent infectious disease, many of the lessons learned from COVID-19 prevention can also be applied to chronic disease prevention.
Our research provides clear evidence pro-inflammatory diets are linked to poor health, including heart attacks, bowel cancer and depression.
Governments must take urgent action to prevent noncommunicable diseases from becoming an uncontrollable epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Sugar-sweetened beverage taxation offers a potential solution.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Tension between the government’s economic and public health priorities is preventing stronger fiscal measures to address nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases.
The consumption of a lot of soft drinks is linked to increased obesity.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health.
Cutting out dairy, eggs and meat is thought to prevent and reverse heart disease. But as our latest study shows, the evidence doesn't back this claim up.
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.
Busy highways are large sources of air pollution.
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Living next to a highway is not great for health, but a new study shows that running air filters indoors can remove tiny particles of pollution and lower blood pressure.
The new magnetic charging technology which is a feature of Apple's iPhone 12 could wreak havoc with implantable cardiac devices. Here's what we know.
Weight loss is often recommended to type 2 diabetes patients.
'One-size-fits-all' weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
Grip strength declines with many health conditions.
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Heart disease, cancer and diabetes all cause weaker hand grip strength.
‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body.
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The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
Patients who were overweight and obese had lower mortality rates following cardiac surgery than those with BMIs in the normal or underweight range.
For patients recovering from heart surgery, being overweight or moderately obese appears to be an advantage over being underweight or even having a normal BMI.
Exercise therapy improved mental health and quality of life.
Current treatments for multimorbidity involve taking multiple drugs to manage symptoms, which often has adverse health effects.
Death rates vary by demographic, with age and race playing big roles.
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Using random testing, researchers in Indiana were able to calculate death rates by age, race, and sex and found sharp increases in risk of death among older and non-white state residents.
Is relaxing in the hammock or easy chair somehow better for you than sitting?
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Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.
Australians choked through a smoke-ridden summer during the bushfire crisis. But many of us are unaware of the silent damage indoor wood fire heaters are doing to our health.
We've known for some time type 2 diabetes causes a range of health complications, like heart disease. But now we're starting to see people with diabetes are more likely to get cancer and dementia too.
People who cycled to work had the lowest risk of disease and death overall.
As people return to work after the lockdown, there's more reason than ever to promote active commuting.