Letters Chronic disease to top agenda

Stroke and dementia are also chronic diseases

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1154 (Published 22 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1154
  1. Desmond O’Neill, president1
  1. 1European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
  1. doneill{at}tcd.ie

Piot and Ebrahim argue for a more effective and forceful approach to preventing chronic disease and point out that the weight of the burden is shifting to low and middle income countries.1 This is particularly important for older people, because the largest numbers now live in these countries and they have more chronic disease. …

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