Thursday, August 13, 2015

International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August

 International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August. Early life presents a wealth of opportunities for NCD prevention, as behavior patterns related to NCDs, including unhealthy diets, tobacco use and smoke exposure, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol, are often initiated during childhood and adolescence. In addition, early life influences such as maternal under- or over-nutrition, low birthweight, secondhand tobacco smoke exposure, and newborn overfeeding increase the risk of obesity and other NCDs later in life. Despite this, children and young people are all too frequently omitted from NCD policies and plans. Read more 

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