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Diseases of Affluence

 

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Diseases of affluence is a term sometimes given to selected diseases and other health conditions which are commonly thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society. Also referred to as the "Western disease" paradigm, these diseases are in contrast to so-called "diseases of poverty", which largely result from and contribute to human impoverishment. Examples of diseases of affluence include mostly chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other physical health conditions for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be an important risk factor — such as type 2 diabetes, asthma, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, obesity, hypertension, cancer, alcoholism, gout, and some types of allergies. Learn more about diseases of affluence, their consequences and public policy proposals to deal with them in this book.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC84214
AuthorEdward R. Miller-Jones
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages196
Publishing Year2013-01-31T00:00:00.000
ISBN9786130149864
Edition1 st
Book TypeMedicine
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandFastBook Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-10-08 00:00:00