The Medical Price of Urbanization in Nepal
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The Medical Price of Urbanization in Nepal

In certain populations in the United States, some noncommunicable disease such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity can be attributable to nutrition. In an article published by One World they wrote on the rapid changes in Nepal and the medical consequences that present. "Rapid urbanization and the extension of the road network in some parts of Nepal are bringing chronic, non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease to formerly isolated rural communities, health experts say." 

The article further reports:"The Nepal Public Health Foundation predicts death by chronic non-communicable diseases to rise to 66% in 2030. Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are on the rise in rural Nepal due to high consumption of processed foods, say experts".

Nepal-World Health Organization 2012 Report
Percentage of population living in urban areas: 17.0%
Income Group: Low Population proportion between ages 30 and 70 years: 33.8%
Premature mortality due to Non Communicable Diseases*22% .

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