Word of the Week

syndemic (n.) A network of health problems, esp. ones that share common social underpinnings and cause an increased public healthburden on a community. An example of a syndemic is the linkage between the ready availability of snack foods, lowsocioeconomic status, sedentary lifestyle, overeating, obesity, and an increased risk of diabetes mellitus and coronary arterydisease.

Reference

syndemic. (n.d.) Medical Dictionary. (2009). Retrieved February 14 2021 from https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/syndemic

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