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Heart Health

21 April 2011

Bleak outlook on Indian health

More young urban adults in India are developing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, suggesting that rising rates of cardiovascular disease could be in the future.

More and more, young urban adults in India are developing obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, suggesting that rising rates of cardiovascular disease could be in the future, a new study finds.

Meanwhile, rates of high blood pressure rose from 11% to 34% among men, and from 5% to 15% among women. Diabetes also became a growing problem, with the rate rising from 5% to 12% among men, and from 3.5% to 7% among women.

 

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