High BP, poor diet leading risks for global deaths

September 12, 2015 7:08 AM

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High BP, poor diet leading risks for global deaths

A 25-year-long-study has revealed that high BP and a bad diet have replaced child maternal malnutrition and unsafe water-sanitation as the leading risks for death over the last two and a half decades among both men and women.

This comes as red alert for Indians, with 139 million of them suffering from high BP which stands at 14% of the global burden of uncontrolled hypertension. WHO says that since 1980, the number of Indians suffering from high BP rose by 87 million.

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