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IMPHAL, Oct 26 � Heart disease in India has assumed alarming proportions with the average Indian being three-four times more likely to have a heart attack than his/her Western counterparts.

Not only the senior citizens are at risk but it is the younger generation which is the heart of the nation�s productivity and economy who are at a higher risk, Senior Consultant of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata and an Interventional cardiologist Dr PC Mandal told reporters at the Press Club here recently.

Dr Mandal said scientific evidence indicates seven risk factors, which if addressed, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease: smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity and stress.

The problem of heart disease in the country has reached epidemic proportions, Dr Mandal said and asserted that the risks pertaining to the problem of heart disease can actually be addressed.

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�Heart disease assuming alarming levels�

IMPHAL, Oct 26 � Heart disease in India has assumed alarming proportions with the average Indian being three-four times more likely to have a heart attack than his/her Western counterparts.

Not only the senior citizens are at risk but it is the younger generation which is the heart of the nation�s productivity and economy who are at a higher risk, Senior Consultant of Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata and an Interventional cardiologist Dr PC Mandal told reporters at the Press Club here recently.

Dr Mandal said scientific evidence indicates seven risk factors, which if addressed, can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease: smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity and stress.

The problem of heart disease in the country has reached epidemic proportions, Dr Mandal said and asserted that the risks pertaining to the problem of heart disease can actually be addressed.

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