This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Learn more x

Non-Communicable Diseases

Today, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have emerged as the leading cause of death around the world; 40 million people every year, equivalent to 70% of all deaths worldwide. More people die from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) than from any other single cause, while cancer is the second leading cause of death, accounting for 1 in 6 fatalities. NCDs are considered not only a social burden, the economic costs are also accelerating worldwide. The cumulative costs to society of the top 5 NCDs to 2025 have been estimated at $46.8 trillion. Against this background the World Health Oranization (WHO) formulated NCD targets for their member states, with specific emphasis on the reduction of salt intake, hypertension, obesity and diabetes.
Non-Communicable Diseases

澳客网比分直播手机版 www.2v4ox.com.cn Non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases, are generally long-lasting and progress slowly. There are four types: cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke); cancers; chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes (of which diabetes-2 is highly correlated with obesity).

Risk factors

NCDs are linked to many factors, varying from genetics to behavioral factors, personal choices as well as social and cultural contexts, but also unhealthy diets, inadequate physical activity, smoking, and alcohol. The WHO also pointed out that also indoor and outdoor air pollution are a future risk factor. Contrary to popular misconception, obesity is not only related to food intake but also strongly related to gender, genetics, physical activity and nutrition in the first 1000 days of life.

NCDs and nutrition

Unbalanced diets are one of the factors that can be related to NCDs. Intermediate indicators that can be related to an increased risk of NCDs are elevated levels of markers such as increased blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and high blood glucose. Balanced nutrition plays a role keeping these indicators at healthy levels, hence contributing to reducing the risks of NCDs. Nutrition can never prevent people from developing NCDs, but it is expected they help to reduce them.

Reduction of sugar content

  • Enabling the reduction of sugar intake, DSM actively supports customers who wish to reduce sugar levels in food and beverages. An example is Maxilact?, an enzyme that helps to reduce sugar levels in dairy.

Reducing sodium levels

  • Currently people typically consume 12 grams of salt a day. WHO recommends 5.6 grams a day. DSM enables customers to reduce salt levels in food whilst remaining tasty. By reducing salt in food, this has an effect on the blood pressure. A co-study with Unilever demonstrated the positive health effects of salt reduction specifically on reduced blood pressure. Maxarome?, a yeast extract, replaces up to 50% of salt in soups and sauces.
  • DSM’s ModuMax? is a taste enhancer for foods with less sugar, salt and fat.

Contributing to good heart health

Reducing detrimental effects of air pollution

  • Around the world air pollution increasingly poses threat to human health. Heart and respiratory diseases peak. Nutrition can play a role to reduce negative effects of air pollution, notably vitamins C, D, E and Omega-3s.
  • 2018年高考成绩时间公布 什么时候可以查高考成绩? 2019-02-22
  • 【家国网聚·网络旺年】海外游子英伦闹新春 教英国同学包饺子吃韭菜鸡蛋馅 2019-02-22
  • 劳动创造价值,看生产队求工分值之实践。事实说劳动创造价值,能否认的了吗? 2019-02-22
  • 大厨风范的海鲜做法,小白也能学会,鲜美营养,好吃到哭 2019-02-22
  • 深入学习宣传贯彻党的十九大精神br扎实推进新时代机关党的建设 2019-02-21
  • 世界上海拔最高的无人超市将落户拉萨 2019-02-21
  • 亲兄弟明算账 表姐弟借名买房反目 2019-02-21
  • 武汉破获今年来最大毒品案 跨境贩毒65公斤 2019-02-20
  • 地铁车厢人来人往的空间内,聚集着参差百态的灵魂 2019-02-20
  • 张德江:着力完善监督工作机制,加强对宪法法律实施和“一府两院”工作的监督 2019-02-20
  • 三江源通天河流域发现两千年前岩画 2019-02-19
  • 多点供给,才能少点人气-光明时评 2019-02-19
  • 性格能预测寿命?4种性格有助长寿 2019-02-19
  • 嫦娥四号任务中继星成功发射 将搭建地月“鹊桥” 2019-02-19
  • 探访南方古丝路 跟着郑和下南洋 春城壹网 七彩云南 一网天下 2019-02-18
  • 195| 853| 363| 407| 531| 478| 645| 708| 745| 84|