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Obesity Chronic Disease allen county department of health indiana

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide, and make up 70 percent of all deaths in the United States.

Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that can be controlled but not always cured. Some are caused by infections, but most are the result of genetic factors and lifestyle behaviors – including lack of exercise or physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use and drinking too much alcohol.

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Information on Indiana's Chronic Disease Response

Learn more about chronic disease and how the Indiana Department of Health is addressing these issues throughout the state.