n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Nutritional therapy in stroke management : prevention and rehabilitation : nutrition

Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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