More than 15% of Indore’s population suffers from obesity and an alarming 35% has diabetes, a survey jointly conducted by CHL Group of Hospitals and Indus Health plus, an Indore-based health magazine, has revealed.
The survey, released on the World Heart Day on September 29, aimed at finding growing trend of heart diseases and the lifestyle of people diagnosed with these diseases.
Working population of the city — aged between 25-30 years — has high lipid profile, bringing them under the risk of heart diseases, the survey found.
It also found that 35-40% of people working with IT and BPO sectors live a sedentary lifestyle and face the risk of obesity, bringing them under the potential cases of heart ailments.
The survey was based on 21,943 people, who underwent preventive health check-ups held by the CHL group between January 2015 and August 2016.
Also, 18-20% of working professionals were found to be at risk of suffering from heart stroke. Working out late night, which disturbs the sleeping pattern as well as food habits, was the major reasons behind this.
Amol Naikawadi, a preventive healthcare specialist and MD of Indus Health Plus, said, “The abnormality report states that of the people who came for check-ups, 10% males and 8% females from the middle age group are under the risk of obesity and diabetes-induced heart diseases. 9% of population detected with hypertension, 25-30% was under the risk of heart diseases.”