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 Diseases of affluence - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Diseases of affluence, sometimes also called 'lifestyle diseases', are generally non-communicable and thought to result from increasing wealth and ease of life.
Traditionally, diseases of affluence have been thought to be more prevalant in developed countries but in the last ten years there has been a spike in numbers for virtually all in fast-growing developing countries such as China and India.
Public health experts and sociologists now suggest that the reduced risk of diseases of poverty – communicable, water- and food-borne diseases like tuberculosis, typhoid, malaria, and infections – does not adequately compensate for the increased social cost as well as morbidity rates due to diseases of development or affluence.
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 'Diseases of affluence' expected to rise sharply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Moreover, heart disease and stroke - already the leading causes of death in wealthier nations - will begin to rise in poorer countries, adding to the toll already inflicted there by unconquered infectious diseases, the U.N. health organization warned in its report.
These ''diseases of affluence'' - so-called because they often result from lifestyle choices - will create a ''double burden'' in the coming years for many countries where people are still struggling to control communicable illnesses, the WHO report said.
A similar disease trend for developing nation's was reported last September as part of a separate, five-year study by an international team at the Harvard University School of Public Health.
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 Autoimmune Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 T. Colin Campbell - China Study
Thus, the cumulative mortality rate for a particular disease may be interpreted as approximately equivalent to the cumulative risk of death by age 64 (or age 15, as the case might be), in the absence of death from other causes.
Also, diseases of affluence are associated with higher levels of plasma cholesterol, plasma urea nitrogen and plasma albumin, each of which indicates a diet richer in fat and protein and lower in fiber and other plant food constituents.
Diseases of poverty are correlated with increased urinary chloride and decreased hemoglobin whereas diseases of affluence show no relationship to either.
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 BioMed Central | Full text | Agrarian diet and diseases of affluence - Do evolutionary novel dietary lectins cause ...
Among agrarian societies some diseases of affluence, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, are associated with increasing westernization and urbanization, although some less westernized countries such as China and countries in sub-Saharan Africa did have more cases of diabetes in rural than urban areas in 1995 [6,7].
However, for other diseases of affluence, such as stroke and CHD, some of the varying prevalence among agrarian societies is puzzling with no consistent association with westernization, urbanization or rise in risk factors [8,10].
Moreover, when people living in non-agrarian societies migrate to an agrarian society or when their own society becomes agrarian they contract diseases of affluence [2,14], which illustrates the general rule that there is no genetic protection against diseases of affluence, only genetic variation in degree of susceptibility [2].
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 Monitor 6-2
In recent decades, the major causes of disease and death in China have shifted from predominantly infectious and diet-related deficiency diseases to diet-related, noncommunicable diseases such as coronary artery disease, cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes.
Although nutrient deficiencies and infectious diseases have yet to be eradicated, in 1996, 66 percent of the total deaths in China were caused by chronic diseases, and this number rose to 76 percent in urban areas.
The chief correlate of diseases of affluence was found to be plasma cholesterol levels, which ranged from 86 to 181 mg/dl, even though the average county mean was a low 127 mg/dl.
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 Diseases of affluence Diseases
Diseases of affluence are those diseases which are thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society.
They are thought to include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, allergies, autoimmune diseases, asthma, alcoholism, depressionand possibly a range or majority of other psychiatric illnesses.
They are characterised as being non-communicable diseases, whereas the diseases of poverty tend to be largely communicable either through infection, poor public or environmental health provision, or poor hygiene.
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 2. Background
The chronic diseases considered in this report are those that are related to diet and nutrition and present the greatest public health burden, either in terms of direct cost to society and government, or in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs).
Almost half of the total chronic disease deaths are attributable to cardiovascular diseases; obesity and diabetes are also showing worrying trends, not only because they already affect a large proportion of the population, but also because they have started to appear earlier in life.
It is clear that the earlier labelling of chronic diseases as “diseases of affluence” is increasingly a misnomer, as they emerge both in poorer countries and in the poorer population groups in richer countries.
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'Diseases of affluence' - those caused by smoking and obesity - disproportionately affect the least affluent.
The "diseases of affluence" disproportionately afflict the less affluent.
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 Lifestyle diseases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lifestyle diseases (also called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization) are diseases that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized and people live longer.
They include Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, nephritis or chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, and obesity.
In 1900, heart disease and cancer were ranked number four and eight respectively.
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 Primary health care - 25 years after Alma Ata   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Not only do people of the Third World suffer from diseases of poverty but they are also subject to diseases of affluence and the widespread pollution of their environment.
A major social target of governments, international organizations and the whole world community in the coming decades should be the attainment by all people of the world by the year 2000 of a level of health that will permit them to lead socially and economically prolific lives.
Diseases stemming from poverty will only fade away when the community works with a sense of ownership to ameliorate their standard of living.
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 Life-Net News 2005 July 27
Chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mental health disorders, and injuries and violence are major problems, accounting for over 40% of the disease burden in high mortality developing countries, and over 75% in lower mortality developing countries.
NCDs, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and major cancers, are known as "diseases of affluence".
And while the disease often feeds on poverty and lack of knowledge, rich and highly developed countries are not immune as more youth embrace sex and eschew condoms.
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 diseases of affluence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
diseases of affluence is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
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 Developing nations 'must fight chronic diseases' - SciDev.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
They say chronic diseases are often wrongly perceived as “diseases of affluence", despite 80 per cent of deaths they cause being in low- to middle-income countries.
Beaglehole's team says statistics from rich countries, where death rates from heart disease have dropped by up to 70 per cent in the past 30 years because of public health efforts, prove that deaths from chronic disease can be cut.
To effectively tackle these diseases, they add, local healthcare capacity also needs to be bolstered to include health promotion and to better analyse the risk of chronic diseases.
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The most comprehensive study to date regarding the relationship between diet and human health found that the consumption of animal derived "food" products was linked with "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer.
Campbell estimates, "...80 to 90% of all cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and other degenerative illness can be prevented, at least until very old age - simply by adopting a plant-based diet." The meat, poultry, dairy and egg industries employ technological short cuts - such as drugs, hormones, and other chemicals - to maximize production.
For example, "Mad Cow Disease" (bovine spongiform encephalopathy or BSE), a fatal dementia affecting cattle, was distributed throughout Britain when dead cows were fed to living cows.
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 Vegetarians in Paradise/The China Study Book Review/Diet/Nutrition/Weight Loss
The rural Chinese were less likely to die from the diseases of affluence (cancer, diabetes, and heart disease) than diseases of poverty (pneumonia, parasitic disease, tuberculosis, diseases associated with pregnancy, and others).
Campbell says that diseases of affluence might be more appropriately named "diseases of nutritional extravagance" because they are tied into eating habits.
The medical industry is aware of the research that suggests that chronic diseases of affluence are the result of poor nutrition and yet pays little or no attention to nutrition in the treatment.
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 ID21 - Insights Issue 35
The Global Burden of Disease Study, carried out by the World Bank and WHO in the early 1990s, provides the most comprehensive international data on the causes of ill-health and death.
Although infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria and TB are a major burden for the developing world, the death rates for NCDs are even higher - causing half of all deaths.
Initially there is a decrease in infant and adult mortality from infectious diseases and birth rates fall in response.
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Two groups of disease emerged from the study: diseases of affluence (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) and disease of poverty (pneumonia, tuberculoses, parasitic disease, digestive disease, etc.).
Diseases of affluence are also referred to as “Western”; diseases since the majority of people in the U.S. and other Western countries die from these ailments.
He found that animal-based foods were linked to higher cholesterol and Western diseases and plant-based diets and active lifestyles were linked to healthier weights and lower risk of cancer and heart disease.
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 InteliHealth:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Six out of 10 deaths in the region are the result of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers associated with a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, said Shigeru Omi, the World Health Organization's regional director.
As a result, non-communicable diseases are rapidly outpacing infectious diseases as the leading cause of death, Omi said.
Heart disease and stroke are expected to be the leading cause of disability and death in the developing world by 2020.
www.intelihealth.com /enews?348178   (418 words)

 Diseases—Ignored Global Killers - Global Issues
Malaria is both a disease of poverty and a cause of poverty, as the WHO also notes.
The poverty and economic aspect of the various root causes of disease and health problems is less understood or discussed in mainstream media or various medical and scientific circles.
Multinational pharmaceutical companies neglect the diseases of the tropics, not because the science is impossible but because there is, in the cold economics of the drugs companies, no market.
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 WHO/WPRO-Stem the Rising Tide of Noncommunicable Diseases
These diseases, especially cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes, are major public health issues in almost all countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region.
Stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ischaemic heart diseases and lung cancer ranked first, second, third and sixth respectively among leading causes of mortality in the Region in 1998.
To tackle the rising tide of noncommmunicable diseases, WHO urges Member States to plan and implement integrated approaches, which are more cost-effective and efficient than single disease programmes.
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 Cayman Net News: Soda, skin rash “watch” on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We are seeing the onset of adult diabetes (a disease of affluence) in the childhood years.
“Diseases of affluence are out of control and this is what is leading to Syndrome X, which is a combination of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and others.”
Speaking with Cayman Net News about the diseases, one doctor said, “Measles, mumps, and rubella are termed “serious diseases.” “The Measles virus causes rash, cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever.
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 Campbell book
The "China Study" in the book's title is the monumental survey conducted in the 1980s across 65 Chinese counties with 6,500 adults and their families by China's Academy of Preventive Medicine and Academy of Medical Sciences, Oxford University and Cornell.
The Chinese people in Campbell's study were dying of so-called diseases of poverty, due to nutritional inadequacy and poor sanitation.
But overall they were a healthy lot, managing by dint of ultra-low-meat diets to avoid the diseases of affluence.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/05/1.20.05/Campbells_book.html   (745 words)

 Print news - IPS Inter Press Service
These are also seen as diseases of affluence that do not particularly affect developing countries.
A part of the problem is "a perception issue, because these diseases are seen as being a problem of individual frailty," Yach said.
But diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular conditions are being neglected also because of the "enormous commercial vested interests in the food and tobacco industries," Yach said.
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