About 93% of Albanians are at risk of Chronic Diseases, World Bank says

About 93% of Albanians are at risk of Chronic Diseases, World Bank says
 
 A recent World Bank (WB) study on health draws attention to the fact that most of the global population is threatened by chronic non-communicable diseases.

Every year around the world about 15 million people die before the age of 70 from these chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, tumors, diabetes, and obesity. Certainly that Albania doesn't escape this tendency.

According to WB figures over 93% of Albanians are at risk for these diseases. The situation of the whole region on this issue is: Serbia 94.6%, Macedonia 95.3%, Bosnia and Herzegovina 94.5% whereas in Greece 86.2% of the population is affected.

Chronic and non-communicable diseases have become a growing concern in all countries, regardless of income level. The main problem is malnutrition on both sides, hungry and overweight. Chronic and non-communicable diseases are projected to increase by 2030, despite changing lifestyles, an aging population, and increasing urbanization.

The World Bank suggests a series of interventions such as mandatory labeling of processed foods; consumer education; strong fiscal policies, such as taxing unhealthy foods with lots of playgrounds in schools and residential areas.
About 93% of Albanians are at risk of Chronic Diseases, World Bank says About 93% of Albanians are at risk of Chronic Diseases, World Bank says Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Rating: 5
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