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Deaths From Chronic Diseases Rising, Disproportionately Affecting Younger Populations In LMICs, Report Shows

New York Times: Chronic Diseases Are Killing More in Poorer Countries
“Chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease are rising fast in low- and middle-income countries, striking far younger populations than in rich countries and causing much worse outcomes, according to a new report. Deaths from chronic diseases have risen by more than 50 percent in low- and middle-income countries over the past two decades, according to the report, by the Council on Foreign Relations…” (Tavernise, 12/4).

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