Flashcards in Non-Communicable Diseases Deck (5)
What are Non-Communicable Diseases?
Diseases that are not Infectious and Affect People as a Result of their Genetic Makeup.
What are the Risk Factors for Diseases?
- Aspects of Lifestyle (Smoking, Lack of Exercise, Obesity).
- Substances that are Present in the Environment (Ionising Radiation, UV Light From the Sun).
Examples of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases?
- Fitness Levels.
- Drinking Alcohol.
- Exposure to Carcinogens (Ionising Radiation).
What is a Casual Mechanism?
Explains How One Factor Influences Another Through a Biological Process.
Non-Communicable Diseases Affect More People than _________________ Diseases, so they have the Greatest Effect at Both Human and ___________ Levels.