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Non-communicable diseases prevention

This section includes information about the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and colorectal cancer.

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This section includes information about the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and colorectal cancer.

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Breast cancer prevention

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from cells in the breast. According to the European Cancer Information System, it is the most frequently occurring cancer.

Cardiovascular diseases prevention

Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, and include diseases of the heart, vascular diseases of the brain and diseases of blood vessels.

Colorectal cancer prevention

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that develops in the large intestine. It is estimated to be among the most commonly diagnosed cancers (2nd in females and 3rd in males).

Diabetes prevention

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by hyperglycaemia (raised blood sugar) as a result of insufficient insulin production or utilisation.

Hypertension prevention

Hypertension, also known as high, raised, or elevated blood pressure, is a medical condition in which the pressure of blood against the walls of arteries is persistently elevated.

Obesity prevention

Obesity is a chronic relapsing disease, which in turn acts as a gateway to a range of other non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

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