`Lifestyle, diet cause hypertension in poor'
DownToEarth speaks to Amod Kumar, specialist in community medicine at Delhi's St Stephen's community health centre, on the rising cases of hypertension among poor Indians. Kumar blames it on the increasingly sedentary lifestyle due to modernisation. For instance, even the poor commute by vehicles which reduce their physical activity. They also consume oily and high-salt food that are responsible for hypertension.