A new study has revealed that more than 60 per cent of Indians account for heart diseases worldwide. The population of India which is estimated at 1.2 billion is believed to be effected so much by heart attacks that it stands as the number one killer among Indians.
The study conducted by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that about 25 per cent of deaths in the age group of 25-69 years occur because of heart diseases. Then again if all the age groups are included then the heart diseases would account for about 19 per cent of all deaths. It is also the leading cause of death among males and females in all the regions of India.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has mentioned that heart related disorders will kill almost 20 million people by 2015, and they are also very much prevalent in the Indian sub-continent. Half of such heart attacks in this population in fact occur under the age of 50 years and 25 per cent happen to ones under the age of 40 years. It has been estimated that India will in fact have over 1.6 million strokes per year by 2015; this will result in disabilities on one third of them.
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