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Risk of disease

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Key points Cancer occurs when particular types of abnormal cells develop and are allowed to replicate. It can occur in almost any part of the body.A...

Heart disease

Key points Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes heart disease and stroke, remains one of the main causes of death and ill-health in...

Bone and joint health

Key points  Bone is a living tissue and plays a structural role in the body. Because it is a living tissue it continues to be renewed throughout...


Key points Diabetes has become a major threat to public health. It is one of the major causes of premature illness and death in most countries, and...

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