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Every individual is at risk of developing chronic conditions leading to heart disease and cancer.  However, people from South Asian backgrounds are more likely to develop diabetes early and have bad cholesterol.  South Asians develop heart disease on average 10 years earlier than other groups and have a much greater chance of having a heart attack before the age of 50.

COMMON HEALTH QUESTIONS

Why are we at increased risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease? Our diet and lack of physical activity, greater insulin resistance, blood fat levels, obesity and high blood pressure. South Asians exercise less than other groups and are less aware of the relationship between not exercising and heart disease.
Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2019 Aga Khan Health Board USA
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Discuss the increased risk for South Asians with your doctor. © 2019 Aga Khan Health Board USA

COMMON

HEALTH

QUESTIONS

Why are we at increased risk of developing diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease? Our diet and lack of physical activity, greater insulin resistance, blood fat levels, obesity and high blood pressure. South Asians exercise less than other groups and are less aware of the relationship between not exercising and heart disease.

NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

Every individual is at risk of developing chronic conditions leading to heart disease and cancer.  However, people from South Asian backgrounds are more likely to develop diabetes early and have bad cholesterol.  South Asians develop heart disease on average 10 years earlier than other groups and have a much greater chance of having a heart attack before the age of 50.
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7 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH 7 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
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