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Leading an unhealthy lifestyle, specifically being physically inactive, consuming foods with low nutritional value, smoking and maintaining excess body mass, begets a substantially higher risk for a myriad of chronic diseases [eg, cardiovascular disease (CVD)] , adverse health events (eg, myocardial infarction) and premature mortality.1 From an economic perspective, caring for individuals demonstrating an unhealthy lifestyle phenotype come at a much higher cost, through more frequent hospitalisations, surgeries, pharmacological therapies and so on (figure 1).1 2 Individuals who demonstrate healthy living characteristics have a …
Contributors RA: conceived and designed the initial written draft, revised and approved the final version. BPCS: prepared the initial infographic draft, provided substantial intellectual content, revised and approved the final version.
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