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Friday, January 20, 2012

Heart diseases among women on the rise: Expert

Dehradun, January 20
Due to an unhealthy lifestyle, more and more young women are becoming susceptible to heart diseases, said an expert. Shedding light on the unhealthy practices being followed by youth, including women, Dr Anurag Rawat, cardiologist, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust, said inactivity and faulty diet were some of the reasons for the onset of the heart diseases.
“The major concern is that the heart disease has shown to affect Indians 5-10 years earlier than their western counterparts. This fact is crucial as around 50 per cent of our population is below the age of 25 years,” he said.
Dr Rawat said young women might reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease simply by eating more fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. He cited a population-based study on women in childbearing age; those who rarely or never ate fish had 50 per cent more chances of cardiovascular problems than those who ate fish regularly. 

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