The Irish and Global Chronic Disease Epidemic

I am feeling great today – why should I be concerned?

Our modern lifestyle is resulting in an increasing number of people being impacted by a small number of increasingly common but largely preventable illnesses. In Ireland, the most common of these so-called non-communicable (lifestyle related) diseases are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, COPD and some cancers (eg skin).

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An increasing number of people in Ireland and globally are being impacted by such illnesses.

~ 1 million people in Ireland today suffer from Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Cardiovascular diseaseSource: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/cspd/icp/chronic-disease/
64.8% of Irish people over the age of 65 are affected by at least two chronic ailments. Source: https://www.hse.ie/eng/about/who/cspd/icp/chronic-disease/
1,158,547 adults in Ireland that need to consider making changes to their daily behaviours in terms of eating healthily and being more active. Source: https://www.diabetes.ie/about-us/diabetes-in-ireland/

 

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