Keralites Have high Cholesterol Levels

Published on: 29 Apr, 2013
Published under: Kerala Health News

29 April 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

Research presented in World Diabetology Congress in Kochi warned that high levels of cholesterol was being reported among the Keralite population in its productive years. The study, titled ‘Very high levels of untreated cholesterol in Kerala population’, was conducted by Diabscreen Kerala.

“Our literacy is turning out to be a curse as most people are not treating cholesterol. They do not adhere to a strict diet or change their lifestyle. We surveyed a population of 10,000 across the state through 400 camps and found that most people had discontinued their medicine once their cholesterol levels came down. They did not continue their diet or exercise,” said Dr Jothydev Kesavadev, who presented the study at the conference.

A normal person’s cholesterol level is below 200 mg/dl. The study says it should be about 150 mg/dl for Keralite as almost half of the general adult population has higher cholesterol levels.High levels of cholesterol are being reported among the Keralite population in its productive years in both male and female population, warns a study presented at the recent World Diabetology Congress here.

For the general population, the normal cholesterol level is estimated at below 200 mg/dl. The study says it should be about 150 mg/dl for the Keralite as almost 50% of the general adult population in the state is on the higher side in cholesterol levels.

Sources– http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/High-cholesterol-levels-among-Keralites-Study/articleshow/19775707.cms

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