4 out of 10 Delhiites at high risk of heart disease: Study

Four out of ten individuals in Delhi are at high risk of heart attack, reveals a study.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi September: In what could be termed as a scary scenario for the people living in the national capital, 4 out of 10 individuals are at high risk of heart attack, reveals a study.

In order to understand the intensity of the disease, Metropolis Healthcare conducted a comprehensive study on the population of Delhi, ahead of World Heart Day, which takes place on September 29 every year across the globe.

An analysis of over 92,414 Lipid profile samples between the age group of 20 & 50 years revealed

· 33.21% suffered from high Cholesterol Total level

· 43.78% have high Triglyceride level

· 57.16% have high HDL level

· 29.59% have low LDL level

The study included 92,414 samples that were collected for a period of 20 months, an alarming 40.65% of patients in the age group of 20-50 years had high Cholesterol levels.

Dr.Geeta Chopra, Chief of Lab, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd said, “The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease has been steadily rising in India. The major factors attributed to this are changes in lifestyle, lack of exercise, consumption of unhealthy food, increased stress level, smoking and irrational use of tobacco.”

She also said that prolonged working hours, hectic commute and growing incidence of obesity along with sedentary lifestyle is also one of the reasons for Delhi’s population to be more prone to heart ailments.

People with high blood cholesterol level have higher chances of developing cardiac risk, resulting in development of plaques in the arteries.

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