A chronic disease may be defined as a sickness that is continual in nature and the path of the disease runs into a few months. The chronic diseases include diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, asthma, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases, etc. These diseases are distinctive of very slow development and patient suffering goes on for a longer duration (NCBI MeSH, 2012).These are generally non-communicable in nature, but in some cases viruses have been implicated like cancer and HIV/AIDS. It is reported that around 63% of the deaths result due to chronic conditions (World Health Organization, 2012). In the United States too, chronic diseases account for nearly 70% of the deaths, which is around 1.7 million per year (Statistics and Tracking, 2012). The common causes of chronic diseases identified are physical inactivity, poor diet, alcohol abuse and excessive tobacco use. The emphasis of research has shifted from communicable to chronic diseases due to high mortality and long standing patient suffering. The chronic conditions demand a high level of consistent patient and health care. This paper aims to analyze a preventing chronic disease research article. The article has been selected from CDC website and the title of the paper is “Preventing Chronic Illness in Young Veterans by Promoting Healthful Behaviors” (Preventing Chronic Illness in Young Veterans by Promoting Healthful Behaviors, 2012).