Chronic Diseases

are diseases of long duration and generally slow progression. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respirator diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 63% of all death. (source: World Health Organization)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention 4 modifiable health risk behaviors are responsible for much of the illness, suffering and early death related to chronic diseases, they are:

  • Lack of physical activity
  • Poor nutrition
  • Tobacco use
  • Excessive alcohol consumption


Centers for Control and Disease Prevention