Top-5 Life Style Diseases – Risk Factors

4058808950_11be8e4061In last couple of decades our life style has changed extensively, particularly in developing countries where the urban per capita income has grown up substantially. Though current lifestyle has added happiness, quality living, to our life, simultaneously, it has influenced our health too as we are unable to maintain our good health. Certainly, it is a big point to worry on and need to have an attention on priority.
Therefore, we mention below the top-5 risk factors which may influence your health broadly if not taken care timely.

Risk Factors of Cancer:

  • Exposure to radiation
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Smoking Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Certain infections
  • Environmental pollutant
  • Over exposure to sunlight
  • Genetic


Cancers are largely an environmental disease with more than 90% of cases credited to environmental factors and 5-10% due to “genetics”. Environmental means any cause that is not “inherited genetically”, not merely pollution. According to researchers, word wide cancer death causes due to – tobacco (25-30%), diet and obesity (30-35%), infection (15-20%), Radiation (both ionizing and nonionizing up to 10%).

Risk Factors of Heart Disease:

  • Hypertension or High blood pressure, above 140/90 mmHg.
  • Over weight
  • High Cholesterol
  • Smoking tobacco
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Age
  • Genetics


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, though cardiovascular mortality rate have declined in many developed countries but on the other hand, cardiovascular diseases and death has increased in many developing countries.

Risk Factors of Diabetes:

  • Obesity (excess body fat )
  • Poor diet
  • Stress
  • Excess consumption of sugar and–sweetened drink
  • Lack of Physical activity
  • Genetics


Type 2 diabetes is primarily due to lifestyle factors. Excess body fat is associated with 30% of cases in Chinese and Japanese origin, 60-80% of cases in Europeans and Africans origin and 100% of Indian and pacific Islanders.

Risk Factors of Obesity:

  • Unhealthy eating habit
  • Excessive food energy intake
  • Less intake of Dietary fiber
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Lack of sleep
  • Smoking tobacco
  • Genetic Susceptibility

Risk Factors of Kidney Diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure, above 140/90 mmHg)


It has been estimated that “autoimmune diseases” are among the ten leading causes of death among women in all age groups up to 65 years.


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Worked with many Multi-National Companies (MNC) and having a wide knowledge of Healthcare, Automobile and Finance industries; Vinay is a blogger and an engineer who loves to write and share his views on his blog.

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