Chronic Diseases

DiabetesChronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. They are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, including 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not always cured. Some are caused by infections, but most are the result of genetic factors and lifestyle behaviors – including lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and drinking too much alcohol.

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