Talking about the presented report on preventing non-communicable diseases in our country, the chairman of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Dr. Farzadfar, stated that based on this report, the conditions in our country concerning the 14 health indices is acceptable and that the country has managed to achieve 12 indices in recent years. “Following macro-scale policies, our country has managed to rank first among the countries of the region in controlling non-communicable diseases and stands second in the world after Brazil, in the area of health sector improvement”.
Chairman of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, mentioned that the number of non-communicable diseases “have been increasing in recent years with obesity and high blood sugar being on top of the list in the country”.
“Unfortunately, the use of industrial drugs is increasing in the country and this has caused numerous problems in the health sector” he added.
Dr. Farzadfar stated that 76 percent of the deaths in the country are caused by non-communicable diseases and this is decreasing 16 million years from people’s lives.