Fetal Health and NCDs

This report gives an overview of the evidence about the relationship between gestational nutrition, and disposal to non communicable diseases. It notes that smaller size at birth appears to be more related to chronic disease when due to intrauterine growth rather than premature birth. Maternal and fetal nutrition are related to size at birth. The… Read more

Non-Communicable Diseases

This report includes sections on: Burden: This section includes cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the evolution of NCDs in developing countries; in 1990 they caused 47% of all deaths, 56% in 2000 and it is estimated they will cause 69% of deaths in 2020. Age Structure: Studies have found that NCD risk factors increase… Read more