Sedentary jobs, poor diet, smoking and alcohol are all blamed for the dramatic health shift. Lifestyle diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, atherosclerosis, cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, heart disease, stroke among others .India leads the world as far as the number of diabetics is concerned.  A good work in this effort is the set up of a nodal centre, the Indian Institute of Diabetes (IID), in Kerala to build technical infrastructure and train the field workers, paramedics and physicians to spread awareness among the public in the state. Read more at http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=155639