oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Global strategies to prevent non-communicable diseases : a view for the low-income societies

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Two facts of public health in the low-income societies are becoming overwhelmingly apparent. First, the incidence and prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been accelerating rapidly throughout the world (not just in affluent, industrialised nations), with deaths from heart disease and cancer surpassing those from infections and undernutrition.

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