‘Burden of Disease’ study shows a world living longer and with more disability

The health of most of the planet’s population is rapidly coming to resemble that of the United States, where death in childhood is rare, too much food is a bigger problem than too little, and life is long and often darkened by disability.

High blood pressure is now the leading “risk factor” for disease around the world. Alcohol use is third. Low-back pain now causes more disability than childbirth complications or anemia.

via ‘Burden of Disease’ study shows a world living longer and with more disability – The Washington Post.

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