Heart diseases contribute 28.1% of total deaths in India: Dr Pawar informs Parliament
Heart diseases contribute 28.1% of total deaths in India, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Pravin Bharati Pawar while referring to the Indian Council of Medical Research study.
In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Dr Pawar pointed out that the biggest risk factor for heart diseases is inadequate intake of fruits and vegetable.
Referring to the National Non-Communicable Disease Survey carried out in 2017-18, Dr Pawar informed that the prevalence of inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables was 98.4% and which was the biggest risk factor of heart diseases.
After inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables, insufficient physical activity followed by current alcohol and daily tobacco consumption was other major risk factors for heart diseases.
The rising incidences of deaths triggered by heart attack have emerged as the one of the significant talking points among citizens. The major concern is that heart attacks and cardiac arrests are occurring among youngsters.