n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Nutritional therapy in stroke management : prevention and rehabilitation : nutrition
|Article Title||Nutritional therapy in stroke management : prevention and rehabilitation : nutrition|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Sandra Pretorius and Lynne Van Zyl|
|Publication Date||Mar 2008|
|Pages||164 - 166|
In 2005, WHO re-emphasised the importance of chronic (non-communicable) diseases as a neglected global health issue. Chronic diseases (mainly cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and stroke) were estimated to cause more than 60% (35 million) of all deaths in 2005; more than 80% of these deaths occurred in low-income and middleincome countries.
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