The relationship between food environment, obesity and NCD status among adults aged 30-70 years in Langa and Mount Frere, South Africa.
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Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are some of the leading causes of death worldwide. Obesity results from the interactions between biology, behaviour, and environment. The current obesity epidemic is largely driven by environmental rather than biological factors, through its influence on social norms regarding food choices and lifestyle behaviours. The number of people dying from diabetes and hypertension keeps increasing because of the current obesity trend.