Prevalence of Bad Cholesterol High: Study

Published: 06th October 2014 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th October 2014 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A study reveals growing prevalence of dyslipidemia (abnormal amounts of fat in blood) in India is leading to cardiovascular diseases. The study states high levels of bad cholesterol are present in more than 27 per cent of patients with one or more risk factors for heart disease.

The study, conducted by a pharmaceutical company, has revealed that 42.8 per cent of heart patients have elevated blood triglycerides.

Dr Sunil Dwivedi, Cardiologist, Vikram Hospital Pvt Ltd, Bangalore explains, “Sedentary lifestyle, wrong eating patterns, lack of regular physical activity and noncompliance to therapy have led to a steep rise in the number of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases.”

The study was supported by Ranbaxy and covered 46,919 patients from 212 cities across India with one or more cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes, hypertension, family history of chronic heart disease, smokers and people aged above 50 years.

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