Imperial College London

ProfessorMajidEzzati

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Global Environmental Health
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0767majid.ezzati Website

 
 
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Location

 

Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Ezzati:2018,
author = {Ezzati, M and Pearson-Stuttard, J and Bennett, J and Mathers, CD},
journal = {Nature},
pages = {507--516},
title = {Acting on non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income tropical countries},
url = {https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0306-9},
volume = {559},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The classical portrayal of poor health in tropical countries is one of infections and parasites, contrasting with wealthy western countries, where unhealthy diet and behaviours cause non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease and cancer. Using international mortality data, we show that most NCDs cause more deaths at any age in low- and middle-income tropical countries than in high-income western countries. Causes of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries include poor nutrition and living environment, infections, insufficient regulation of tobacco and alcohol, and under-resourced and inaccessible healthcare. We identify a comprehensive set of actions across health, social, economic and environmental sectors that can confront NCDs in low- and middle-income tropical countries and reduce global health inequalities.
AU - Ezzati,M
AU - Pearson-Stuttard,J
AU - Bennett,J
AU - Mathers,CD
EP - 516
PY - 2018///
SN - 0028-0836
SP - 507
TI - Acting on non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income tropical countries
T2 - Nature
UR - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0306-9
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60881
VL - 559
ER -