Diseases of affluence  

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Diseases of affluence is a term sometimes given to selected diseases and other health conditions which are commonly thought to be a result of increasing wealth in a society. Also referred to as the "Western disease” paradigm, these diseases are in contrast to so-called "diseases of poverty", which largely result from and contribute to human impoverishment.


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