The impact of poor-diet quality on the burden of non-communicable diseases in Ethiopia - a call for action

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By Yohannes Adama Melaku

The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer, have rapidly risen in developing countries. According to the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) Study 2015, an estimated 285,301 (41.9%) deaths and 14.9 million (36.1%) disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were caused by NCDs in Ethiopia–an increase by 25.1% and 36.2% since 1990, respectively.

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