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Updated on: Saturday, June 01, 2019, 12:24 AM IST

Cardiovascular risk factors on the rise in Asia: study

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Tokyo; The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes appear to be on the rise in Asia, particularly Japan, new research has warned, reports PTI.

The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors have been decreasing in the US and Europe, however they appear to be on the rise in Asia, researchers said. Using data from earlier studies and examining a health programme launched by the Japanese government, researchers found many risk factors in the Japanese population remain unchanged or even worsened over more than a decade.

In Japan and China, there is an increasing incidence of hypertension and is completely different than the US – where rates of hypertension did not change, researchers said. There has been an overall decline in coronary artery disease-related mortality in the US; this decline has been attributed to reductions in risk factors and the promotion of treatments, they said.

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Published on: Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 12:00 AM IST
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