Wake up call: 15.9% Hyderabadi youths suffering from heart diseases, 6.4% diabetic

Hyderabad: 15.9 per cent in Hyderabad suffering from Cardiovascular Diseases (CAD) and hypertension of aged group above 18.

According to the news published in the Indian Express, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Confederation of Indian Industries and Population Services International (PSI) conducted a survey which declared surprising findings on Non Communicable Disease (NCD) with focus on diabetes.

6.4 percent of people are affected in Hyderabad, in case of diabetes.

As Hyderabad is famous for food, Researchers warn the youth to lower the intake of food which contains Bad Cholesterol.

Soumya Swaminathan, Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research said, “As per the WHO India report 2016, the trend of prevalence of diabetes increased from less than five per cent in 1980 to 7.8 per cent in 2015. The prevalence of risk factors also increased.”

Across all the cities, the survey on NCDs like diabetes, hypertension, CAD was done. Diabetes when compared to 12.73 per cent in South India, Hyderabad has lesser prevalence of the fact that it has very high number of people affected by hypertension is a cause of concern.