Fatma Al-Maskari

FATMA AL-MASKARI, MBChB, PhD, LRCP & SI, FFPH is Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University.

Lifestyle diseases share risk factors similar to prolonged exposure to three modifiable lifestyle behaviours -- smoking, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity -- and result in the development of chronic diseases, specifically heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and some types of cancer.