The Burden of Chronic Diseases

“If you reduce the prevalence of smoking by 20%, and reduce salt intake by 15%, and provide essential basic medicines to hypertensive patients, in the next 10 years we can save 3.4 million lives.” Jon Andrus, Deputy Director of  Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Consider also, if you can get each patient to increase their activity level to 30 minutes a day and reduce consumption of fast food and processed foods.

To see statistics on the economic burden of these diseases, view Chronic Disease Impact.

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