I was scheming through the WHO report for this year and I was happy to see that they laid emphasis on obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and hypertension especially in third world countries.
We have always known these non communicable diseases as diseases that mostly affect the developed nations because of their diet. Well guess what? Since we are beginning to enjoy the ‘white man’s food’ more and more, we are also falling victim to these diseases. It is interesting seeing as we are still trying to battle other diseases that claim lives in thousands hundreds.
The WHO report says that nearly eighty percent of deaths from these diseases now occur in poor countries; in some countries in Africa, between 40-50 percent of the population have high blood pressure.
These diseases are very avoidable, we just need to be a little more responsible. Remember health is wealth!!!!!