NCD, body fat excess & lack of physical activity

50% of NCD relate to body fat excess and lack of physical activity

Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) is defined as a disease that has a prolonged course, that does not resolve spontaneously, and for which a complete cure is rarely achieved. 

These diseases have complex causes, with multiple risk factors, long latency period, non-contagious (noncommunicable) and functional impairment or #disability. Illnesses as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, chronic neurologic disorders (Alzheimer’s, dementia), arthritis/musculoskeletal #diseases are examples of NCD. 

The risk factors for NCD are aspects of personal #behavior or #lifestyle, environmental exposure, or hereditary characteristic that is associated with an increase in the occurrence of a particular disease, injury, or other #health condition. 

WHO has prioritized the following four risk factors, which can reduce or control these diseases:

#physical inactivity,

#tobacco use,

#alcohol use, and

‒ Unhealthy #diets (increased fat and sodium, with low fruit and vegetable intake).

Being 50% of NCD diseases are related to body fat excess and lack of physical activity, our personal choices can improve the way we are going to live our lives -  #healthier or not.


Booth FW, Roberts CK, Laye, MJ. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Compr Physiol. 2012 April; 2(2): 1143–1211. DOI:10.1002/cphy.c110025.

WHO. World Health Organization. Available at

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