Indians more likely to face premature death due to stroke, heart attack

Indians more likely to face premature death due to stroke, heart attack December 20, 2016

New Delhi: As per an alarming study which raises concern among people, experts claim that Indian are more likely to face premature death due to heart ailments and stroke.

Several studies have indicated that Indians are more likely to be affected by this problem at an earlier age as compared to Westerners, said Dinesh Babu, consultant of cardiovascular disease at Medeor Hospital Abu Dhabi in UAE.

In the West, the onset of heart diseases usually occurs in the 60-70 age group but in the Indian subcontinent, heart disease sets in people in their 40s and 50s, Babu was quoted as saying by the ‘Gulf News’ today.

Studies conducted on Indians living in the US, Canada, Europe and Singapore have established this, said Babu.

Very high incidences of heart disease and stroke have been reported in Indians at an early age, he said.

Statistics show that cardiovascular diseases, including strokes and heart attacks, are the two major causes of premature loss of life.

The underlying reason for both health crises is due to the narrowing of these blood vessels owing to cholesterol deposits.

The condition is due to the gene behaviour that posits higher cholesterol deposits than normal as a result of which blockages are more common, said Babu.

(With PTI inputs)


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