2018, Number 1
Mexico and the challenge of chronic non-communicable diseases. The laboratory also plays an important role
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ABSTRACTChronic noncommunicable diseases are entities that have been known for some time; However, despite the knowledge accumulated over the years, their incidence in the general population is high and their frequency rises to an epidemic level. This situation is of particular concern for health systems worldwide; Mexico is not the exception because of the costs involved in caring for their complications. In addition, they affect an increasingly younger population, including children, which undoubtedly represents a discouraging outlook both from an economic point of view and from a quality of life perspective, and leads the affected population to premature death. As with oncological diseases, timely diagnosis prevents the progression of these diseases; the laboratory plays an important role for this purpose.
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