Food and Nutrient Intake in Relation to Cardiovascular Diseases among Rural Males of Punjab, India


Affiliations

  • Punjab Agricultural University, Department of Food and Nutrition, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract

World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that Indians will have 100 million or 60 per cent of the world's heart patients by 2010. Punjab is one of the prosperous states in India with a high per capita inconne and lifestyles similar to that of industrialized western population. A significant section ie 3.4 per cent of the total rural population of Punjab has been reported to be suffering from cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Punjab is undergoing an epidemiological transition. It is on the threshold of an epidemic of cardiovascular disease. The high prevalence of CVD causes an immense loss in terms of productivity, morbidity and mortality.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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