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Trade and investment liberalization and Asia’s noncommunicable disease epidemic: a synthesis of data and existing literature

Baker, Phillip; Kay, Adrian; Walls, Helen


BACKGROUND Trade and investment liberalization (trade liberalization) can promote or harm health. Undoubtedly it has contributed, although unevenly, to Asia's social and economic development over recent decades with resultant gains in life expectancy and living standards. In the absence of public health protections, however, it is also a significant upstream driver of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes through facilitating increased...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-09-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Globalization and Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-014-0066-8


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