An alarming non-communicable diseases burden: time for adolescent health investment


  • Tejaswini B. Darukaradhya Division of Public Health, Department of Allied Health Sciences, M. S. Ramaiah University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India



Adolescent health, Behavioural factors, Lifestyle factors, Program science, Implementation science, Behavioural science, Policy science


In the technology era, noncommunicable diseases are increasing rapidly especially in developing countries which is majorly attributed to behavioural or lifestyle risk factors. These factors are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and tobacco and alcohol consumption. These factors stem up in adolescent age due to its constant exposure and lack of monitoring by family and government as this group is believed to be healthy. Investing in adolescent health is prime with combined intervention with focus on multiple vistas like program science, behavioural science, implementation science and policy science in order to reduce the behavioural risk factors, which predispose to the noncommunicable diseases in adult life.


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How to Cite

Darukaradhya, T. B. (2023). An alarming non-communicable diseases burden: time for adolescent health investment. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 590–593.