Healthcare The high cost of ill health: Why we need to declare war on lifestyle diseases Updated : February 13, 2020 06:29 AM IST According to a study in the Lancet, cardiovascular diseases are responsible for 28.1 percent of all deaths and 14.1 percent of disability adjusted life years. According to the WHO, the cost of non-communicable diseases to the Indian economy in the period 2012-30 is $6.16 trillion. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.