Lifestyle choices mean more Czechs facing chronic illness


More Czechs are facing chronic illnesses and conditions because of poor lifestyles and diets, an international health conference in Prague has been told. Diabetes is the fastest rising condition, now estimated to affect around 900,000 Czechs, but heart disease is also spreading fast. It’s estimated that around 80 percent of illnesses and conditions are due to lifestyle decisions and could be avoided. The government is considering extra payments for health insurers which have a higher proportion of patients with chronic illnesses.