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People are more likely to walk if they live in compact, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods with connected street networks. Elsie esq./flickr

Death by suburban sprawl: better urban planning will combat sedentary lifestyles

Non-communicable diseases – Billie Giles-Corti looks at how the built environment impacts the development of NCDs. Never before in human history have so many people been able to be so sedentary in the…
Most people in the world eat five times as much salt as they need to be healthy. Daniel Y. Go

Action on salt will mean longer, healthier lives

Non-communicable diseases – Jacqui Webster looks at strategies for reducing the salt content of our diets. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – typically cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases…
The most promising interventions to curb obesity’s prevalence target the population as a whole rather than individuals. Tobyotter

Stemming the obesity epidemic requires courageous, population-level action

Non-communicable diseases – Lennert Veerman examines the reasons for the obesity epidemic and options for controlling it. Obesity levels are on the rise the world over. This is a sign that something is…
The UN is holding a High-Level meeting on September 19-20 to discuss the impact of NCDs. AAP

We need a new paradigm to stop non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases – The first in our series of articles about non-communicable diseases is a contribution from the emeritus director of the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO), who provides…

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