Heart dis­ease be­com­ing epi­demic

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Wash­ing­ton:

China is fac­ing an epi­demic of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease (CVD), such as heart at­tack and stroke, largely due to in­creases in high blood pres­sure and obe­sity, a study said Mon­day.

De­creas­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, a high preva­lence of smok­ing, and un­healthy diet have also con­trib­uted to the grow­ing bur­den of CVD -- now the lead­ing cause of death in China, ac­cord­ing to the study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Car­di­ol­ogy. Xin­hua

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