asked questions about chronic diseases of lifestyle
by MRC Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Research Unit
What is understood under the term "chronic diseases of
Chronic diseases of lifestyle are a group of diseases that share
similar risk factors as a result of exposure, over many decades,
to unhealthy diets, smoking, lack of exercise and possibly stress.
The major risk factors are high blood pressure, tobacco addiction,
high blood cholesterol and diabetes. These result in various
disease processes culminating in high mortality rates due to
strokes, heart attacks, tobacco- and nutrition induced cancers,
chronic bronchitis, emphysema and many others.
How can I easily determine
if I have an increased risk to suffer a stroke or heart attack?
Please complete the risk
factor questions and then view the answers.