The WHO provided data that reveals cases of dementia, diabetes, and high blood pressure are predicted to increase drastically by 2030. The data also showed that regular exercise reduces health risks by almost 30%.
The WHO is encouraging governments to urge their citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles to combat lifestyle-related diseases. Around 7-8% of cardiovascular diseases, dementia, and depression can be combated with regular exercise.
According to the WHO, type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia, depression, and some cancers will account for 499,208 million new cases of preventable, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions.
More than 40% of these cases will pop up in lower-middle-income nations such as Bangladesh, Kenya, and India. The report, released on Tuesday, also states that 43% of the new cases would result from depression and another 50% from hypertension (high blood pressure).