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Physical inactivity may cost the world $300 bn between 2020 and 2030: WHO

Around 500 mn people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) due to physical inactivity, WHO's 'Global Status Report on Physical Activity 2022' says

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Cost of treating new cases of preventable NCDs will reach nearly $27 billion annually

Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
Between 2020 and 2030, around 500 million people will develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) due to physical inactivity. It will cost around $27 billion per annum to the countries globally, a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed.

The 'Global Status Report on Physical Activity 2022' study was conducted in 194 countries, aimed at measuring the extent to which the governments are implementing WHO's efforts to increase physical activity.

The economic burden of physical inactivity is expected to be significant. The report added that the cost of treating new cases of preventable non-communicable

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 7:00 AM IST

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