Lifestyle Diseases on the Rise

2012-lifestyle-diseases-on-the-rise.jpgLifestyle diseases are a leading cause of death to residents of developed nations. In 2012, 347 million people worldwide have diabetes, up from 30 million in 1985. This rapidly growing, yet preventable disease, is linked to changing diets and exercise, and is responsible for 1.5 million deaths. Tobacco use is responsible for 6 million deaths each year.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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