2000 : WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?

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Founder and President of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute
The Globalization of Illness

Many developing countries are copying the Western way of living, and they are now copying the Western way of dying.

Illnesses like coronary heart disease that used to be very rare in countries such as Japan and other Asian countries are becoming epidemics, causing huge drains on their economies as well as enormous personal suffering — much of which could be avoided. The same is true for prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, and so on. Trillions of dollars in direct and indirect expenditures could be avoided, along with untold suffering.