Mumbai: Air pollution is emerging as the third major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in India.

A recent study by Saffolalife has found that 58 per cent of Hyderabad residents face risk of heart disease due to belly fat.

Evidence based Traditional complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM) in the management of diabetes and hypertension is essential for its general acceptance in the scientific community.The aim of this study was to find clinical relevance and use of TCAM in the management of diabetes and hypertension on the African continent.

A study conducted on a survey done on 837 people across four major cities reveals that belly fat owing to lifestyle changes leads to heart risk.

The third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on Sept 27, 2018, will review national and global progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs, and provide an opportunity to renew, reinforce, and enhance commitments to reduce their burden. NCD Countdown 2030 is an independent collaboration to inform policies that aim to reduce the worldwide burden of NCDs, and to ensure accountability towards this aim. In 2016, an estimated 40·5 million (71%) of the 56·9 million worldwide deaths were from NCDs.

The number of people affected by cardiac diseases has doubled

The increasing cubic metre of PM 2.5 levels in the air were found to enlarge the heart.

The burden of cardiovascular diseases is increasing in India, but a systematic understanding of its distribution and time trends across all the states is not readily available. In this report, we present a detailed analysis of how the patterns of cardiovascular diseases and major risk factors have changed across the states of India between 1990 and 2016.

Nagpur: Both government and private hospitals in city have a total of 12,815 beds, which means one for 234 people if city’s population is taken to be 30 lakh.

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