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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Lifestyle diseases hitting young men in metros

IANS  Mumbai, June 18, 2014
First Published: 15:21 IST(18/6/2014) | Last Updated: 15:48 IST(18/6/2014)

Lifestyle diseases like diabetes and high cholesterol are now hitting more young men in metropolitan cities of India, says a new survey released on the occasion of World Men's Health Week on Monday.

Of the 38,966 samples screened during June 9-15, 56.81% reported high diabetes levels. Over 41.48% of the samples were in the age group of 20-40, indicating an increasing trend of younger population getting hit by diabetes.

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In another sample of 35,886 males, the survey found 8.21% with high cholesterol levels and 23.01% in the same age group with growing rate of cholesterol.

The survey was conducted in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Ahmedabad by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.

High diabetes levels are usually associated with age, but other factors like body mass index, stress, family history of the disease, lack of physical activity etc. also significantly add to the problem.

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Moreover, both diabetics and high-cholesterol patients are highly risk-prone to cardiovascular diseases besides other major health problems.

The study suggested that besides regular screenings, people should go for preventive measures like reducing obesity, increasing physical activity, decreasing salt intake, among others.


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