Diseases related to lifestyle

The major diseases related to lifestyle, commonly known as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), are diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, some types of cancer and chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs).
These diseases share common lifestyle related risk factors like physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.
Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in the world, they account for a large share of the global burden of disease and impose a considerable economic burden on health services.
Invented by René Laennec in 1816