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http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1109345

1. In one paragraph provide a summary of the article.
2. In one paragraph provide your thoughts on the article.

Do you think the author presented a good overview of the topic being discussed? Why or why not? Was there anything you would have liked the author to have discussed that was not included in the article?

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The article discusses a report from the WHO about the incidence of noncommunicable diseases around the world. The economic, social, and medical consequences of these diseases are discussed.

I will list some points I feel are important to discuss:

1. Disease burdens - briefly discuss how the world reacts to all of the noncommunicable diseases
2. Economic effects
3. What risk factors are most ...

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This posting answers questions about an article that discusses a report from the WHO about the incidence of noncommunicable diseases around the world. The economic, social, and medical consequences of these diseases are discussed in the article. Advice on what key concepts the student should focus on are presented.

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