Madurai: Finland`s success in lesseningincidence of hypertension among its population in 25 to 30years by bringing about reduction in salt intake, a keymeasure in prevention and basic treatment, holds good forIndia, a top doctor of a leading hospital said here today.This measure had also proved a success in U.S.A and othercountries, according to experts in finland who havesubstantiated it, A.Madhavan, Interventional Cardiologist ofApollo Speciality Hospitals here said.
Addressing a function to coincide with World Hypertensionday today, he said Finland`s success hold good for India aschildren here were getting addicted to salt foods. Toomuch of salt is reason for heart attacks, early morbidity andmortality. "It is better we realise it and start implementingsimple health precautions at home," he said. PTI
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