Mumbai at a higher risk! Metropolis survey released ahead of ‘World Hypertension Day’

Mumbai at a higher risk!

Metropolis survey released ahead of ‘World Hypertension Day’

 

Mumbai, May 23rd, 2014: A pan – India survey, conducted by Metropolis Healthcare Ltd ahead of ‘Hypertension Day’ showed a majority of people between 30 to 40 years have alarming LDL cholesterol levels. The survey conducted by Metropolis covered major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

 

Out of the total 10738 lipid profiles done, 25% to 30 % have high Bad Cholesterol (Total Cholesterol, LDL and Triglycerides) and are at a higher risk of acquiring cardiovascular diseases. This could be partly attributed to corporate stress, unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle which reflect in the higher LDL cholesterol levels.

 

Total Cholesterol

Age group Abnormal Normal Grand Total
20 to 30 157 536 693
30 to 40 540 1220 1760
40 to 50 799 1814 2613
50 to 60 737 1715 2452
60 to 70 463 1553 2016
70 to 80 195 756 951
Above 80 55 198 253
Grand Total 2946 7792 10738

 

 

 

LDL

Age group High Normal Grand Total
20 to 30 170 523 693
30 to 40 524 1236 1760
40 to 50 786 1827 2613
50 to 60 685 1767 2452
60 to 70 427 1573 2000
70 to 80 164 803 967
Above 80 47 207 254
Grand Total 2803 7936 10739

 

 

 

 

Triglyceride

Age group Abnormal Normal Grand Total
20 to 30 171 535 706
30 to 40 634 1152 1786
40 to 50 882 1735 2617
50 to 60 759 1701 2460
60 to 70 523 1438 1961
70 to 80 206 745 951
Above 80 57 197 254
Grand Total 3232 7503 10735
       

 

Also observed was that a fairly substantial number of youngsters examined during the survey have showed the first signs of the onset of a heart ailment — hyper cholesterol and hypertension.

 

Individuals have become more aware of the fact that heart disease is not just a disease of the elderly and are now a lot more determined to go a long-way in combating this disease. Calling for regular screening of unhealthy cholesterol and lipid levels, researchers at Metropolis said surveys such as the one conducted would help identify people who are at a greater risk of Hypertension. Preventive measures are required so as to reduce obesity, increasing physical activity, decreasing the salt intake of the population and a concerted effort to promote awareness about hypertension and related risk behaviours.

ABOUT METROPOLIS HEALTHCARE LTD.

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. was founded by Dr. Sushil Shah in 1981. Metropolis Healthcare is India’s leading multinational chain of 105 diagnostic centers and 700 collection centers across India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Middle East. It provides around 4500 specialized tests under a single roof ranging from oncology to genetics, molecular biology and immunoassays using best-of-breed and latest diagnostic equipment. eHealth World Expo 2011 – has also awarded Metropolis Healthcare Ltd as “Best Jury Award” for ICT enabled diagnostic service provider for the project IT integration of customer service management. In June 2010, Warburg Pincus, a leading global Private equity firm, has invested up to $85 million in Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. Ms. Ameera Shah, MD & CEO, Metropolis Healthcare has won prestigious award in 2nd CMO Asia Award as Young Achiever of the year 2011 & Entrepreneur India – Young Entrepreneur of the year 2011.

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Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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