Indus Well being Plus report finds Maharashtrians most inclined to diabetes

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The most important non-changeable risk factor is the genetic makeup of an individual, which is favored by environment, age, gender, stress and physiology as well as metabolism and promotes the occurrence and progression of lifestyle diseases

On the occasion of World Health Day Indus Health Plus, the trend report found that people in Maharashtra are prone to diabetes (27 percent), vitamin B12 deficiency (23 percent), dyslipidemia (17 percent) and obesity (13 percent) followed by heart disease (10 percent ) and anemia (10 percent). The most important non-changeable risk factor is the genetic makeup of an individual, which is favored by environment, age, gender, stress and physiology as well as metabolism and promotes the occurrence and progression of lifestyle diseases. The total sample size for the study was 21,500 people who had preventive health exams from October 2019 to February 2021. From Mumbai, the total sample size was 2978 people.

Amol Naikawadi, JMD, and health care specialist Indus Health Plus said, “Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are widespread in India. These diseases usually affect people during the most productive years of their lives and lead to social and economic repercussions. “

The trend report highlights that women are prone to anemia (23 percent) and dyslipidemia (20 percent) compared to men. Men are at higher risk of diabetes (27 percent), vitamin B12 deficiency (21 percent), and heart disease (14 percent).

People’s main focus should be on the well-being and prevention of lifestyle diseases, and create a culture of healthy living among the younger generation. The best way to minimize the cost of treating lifestyle diseases is to invest in health care, which is a fraction of the money spent on curative care.