Eat smart, live long

Asian Geographic - - In Focus -

{SOUTH EAST ASIA Ac­cord­ing to the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (based on a com­pi­la­tion of data from a va­ri­ety of sources – in­clud­ing grass­root or­gan­i­sa­tions), non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases (NCDS), or “life­style” dis­eases:

• Claim an es­ti­mated 8.5 mil­lion lives an­nu­ally • Are the top killers in the re­gion • Are re­spon­si­ble for a third of deaths

oc­cur­ring be­fore age 70 • Are con­trib­uted to ex­ten­sively by an

un­healthy diet

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