The Lancet: Recent Global Diseases Enlarge Intensity of the COVID-19 Pandemic – The interaction of COVID-19 with chronic disease that continues to increase globally and associated risk factors, including obesity, high blood sugar, and outdoor air pollution, over the past 30 years has created a “perfect” storm, fueling levels. death from COVID-19.

The latest findings from The Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), published today in The Lancet, provide new insights into how well the world‘s population is prepared for key health issues to face the COVID-19 pandemic and set the right scale or level of difficulty for protect the world‘s population from the threat of a further pandemic.

The study also revealed that there was increased exposure to major risk factors (incl
high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high body mass index / BMI, and rising cholesterol),
coupled with increasing deaths from cardiovascular disease in some countries (eg the United States and the Caribbean), suggest that the world may be approaching a “turning point” in increasing life expectancy.

The authors emphasize the promise of disease prevention through government action or
incentives that enable healthier behavior and access to health facilities do not materialize in
whole world.

“Most of these risk factors are preventable and treatable, treating them will deliver
great social and economic benefits. We fail to change unhealthy behaviors, especially ones
related to food quality, calorie intake, and physical activity, partly because of inattention
sufficient (from) policy makers and funding for public health and (on) behavioral research, “
said Professor Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Metrics and Evaluation / IHME) at the University of Washington, United States, which led the research. (mdo)

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