Edition 15 – NCDs

Edition 15, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.    – World Health Organization


NCDs have proven to be a significant concern to population health, thus, reversing this trend is of prime importance. This edition highlights conditions which hinder availability and accessibility to healthy foods, behavioral patterns, commercialism, and socioeconomic disparities; all of which contribute to the high rate of noncommunicable diseases and to lack of patient adherence to medical advice due to constraining factors. In taking a systems approach, the articles in this edition can bring about more effective policy change that may bring a downturn to these chronic conditions.


Catherine Tsasis, Associate Editor, HPHR 

The Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic: Marching Forward in India By Puneet Gupta Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin

Equity in Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Who Pays for Obesity Control? By Malcolm M. Kates and Hannah Hayward Share on facebook Facebook Share

Don’t Blame the Smoker By Justin Kaplan Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Citation Kaplan J.

What Are We Willing to Pay to Be Unhealthy?: A Markov Model for Diabetes Prevention By Justin Whetten Citation Whetten J. What

Dear Medicine: Diabetes Prevention Is Not Your Battle to Fight By Braulio Torres and Elena Rose Atkinson Share on facebook Facebook Share