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Chronic diseases haunt Thai population

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BANGKOK, Sept 7 – Non-contagious chronic diseases kill more than 100,000 Thai people a year, almost half of them under the age of 60.

Deputy Public Health Minister Surawit Khonsomboon cited diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, vascular disease and cancer as five significant chronic diseases, resulting from a lack of exercise, obesity, insufficient fiber intake, smoking and alcohol addiction.

Medical treatment for these diseases costs the country Bt300 billion a year.

Read more: MCOT

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