NCDs killing Tongans at alarming rates


A new report states that Tonga is the fourth most over-weight country in the world, highlighting that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, neoplasms and diabetes as leading causes of adult deaths.

36 percent of Tongan boys and 54 percent of Tongan girls are over-weight or obese, according to data quoted by Matangi Tonga Online.

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