In high-income countries, cancer is the primary cause of death

Global surveys of health trends released on Tuesday that Cancer now a day becomes the leading cause of deaths. This is observed especially in developed and rich nations. This is increasing at a much higher pace than heart disease across the globe. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality. This is generally among middle-aged adults worldwide. This accounts for more than 40 percent of deaths across the globe. The study was conducted on more than 160,000 adults in high, middle, and low-income level countries globally. It is determined that people in high-level nations are more likely to suffer from various chronic lifestyle-related diseases.

In 2017, various cardiovascular diseases accounted for nearly 17.7 million deaths. It is witnessed that in developed and high-income level countries, cancer is the leading cause of death as compared to heart disease. This study is published in the Lancet medical journal. The world is witnessing a new transition in conditions among non-communicable diseases. Cardiovascular disease is no longer considered as the leading cause of death in high-income countries. This is said Mr. Gilles Deganais, who is professor at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. According to a second study conducted in Canada. The data from patients is being collected from around 21 countries. The study found that numerous modifiable risk factors accounted for nearly 70 percent of heart disease cases across the globe.

These include diet, behavioral, as well as socioeconomic factors are some of the metabolic risk factors. These factors are responsible for increasing cholesterol level, obesity in individuals, or diabetes. All these lifestyle-related diseases accounted for nearly 40 percent, especially in rich nations. Such diseases can be avoided by simple habitual changes such as avoiding junk food, regular exercise, yoga, etc. Governments in these countries have started a new initiative of investing a higher amount of gross domestic product. This is for preventing and managing non-communicable diseases — these include cardiovascular disease, cancer, and many others.

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