[Comment] Reframing non-communicable diseases as socially transmitted conditions

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In a Comment (February, 2017),1 we argued that action on the conditions currently referred to as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) may be hampered by the inadequacy of their label. We received a remarkable amount of feedback on this suggestion, and in this Comment we synthesise the responses garnered from a Lancet Facebook poll, Correspondence letters,2–5 and a related GHD Online discussion. We also propose a new definition based on shared social drivers.

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[Comment] Reframing non-communicable diseases as socially transmitted conditions