Published: 17 October 2021
Author(s): Lèlita Santos
Section: Review Article

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some types of cancer represent 63% of annual global deaths. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2030 NCDs will be responsible for 52 million annual deaths worldwide [1]. Therefore, these diseases are considered major chronic diseases that together are responsible for high mortality rates that are preventable in large part [2].

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