Overview

Biomedical risk factors are bodily states that pose direct and specific risks for health—for example, high blood pressure. They are often influenced by health behaviours such as diet and physical activity, but can also be influenced by genetic, socioeconomic and psychological factors. Modifying biomedical risk factors can reduce an individual’s risk of developing a chronic disease.

More reports and statistics on biomedical risk factors can be found under Chronic disease, Overweight & obesity, Food & nutrition, Physical activity and Social determinants.

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