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Non-Communicable Diseases Pose Threat To India's Sustainable Development, Says WHO
The rising number of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) cases in India has made it all the more difficult for the country to achieve its sustainable development goal, said World Health Organisation in its latest report.

The rising number of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) cases in India has made it all the more difficult for the country to achieve its sustainable development goal, said World Health Organisation in its latest report.

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According to reports, premature deaths from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung diseases have jumped to 70% of all global deaths in 2015 from 42% three years ago and account for 55% of the premature mortality in India in the age group of 30-69 years.

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One in four Indians is now at a risk of prematurely dying from such illnesses, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

India, known as the diabetes capital of the world, had 46 million diabetics in 2015 compared to 38 million diabetics in 2010.